• "Pupils enjoy trusting, respectful relationships with staff and each other. These strong relationships ensure pupils work hard and try their best.’ OFSTED 2015"
  • "An extensive range of extra-curricular clubs at lunchtime and after school provide opportunities to develop life skills and confidence. OFSTED 2015"
  • "‘The school’s values are at the heart of all relationships and are constantly referred to by staff and pupils ... pupils are able to talk eloquently about how to live by the values in order to become good citizens.’ OFSTED 2015"










It is our pleasure to welcome you to the High Down Junior School website, which is an excellent example of how our thriving school works as a community and celebrates our successes, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

High Down is a happy place, with a strong reputation for being a very caring and high attaining school which provides a rich and inspiring education. Our dedicated staff have the highest aspirations for our children and are committed to nurturing and developing children’s learning. Each child is valued for their own talents, strengths and personality and we encourage the children to succeed and reach their potential, to have high self-esteem and a belief that they can achieve. Parents are the first educators of their children and are welcomed to work closely in partnership with the school to support their child’s learning and development.

The majority of our children join us from High Down Infant school and move on to Gordano School at the end of Year 6. We have excellent relationships with both schools. The Infant and Junior Schools federated in January 2015 and the schools are working very closely together to deliver the best provision for all of the children across both schools.

Our motto is Believing, Achieving, Learning for Life. We want our pupils to be inquisitive and develop a passion for learning that lasts for the rest of their lives. Our role is to help them blossom and grow: learning new skills, having new opportunities and challenges.  In four years, when they transfer to secondary school, we want our pupils to be well-prepared, responsible, confident, mature and have the happiest memories of their time with us.

If you would like to see our fabulous school in action, please do not hesitate to get in touch and arrange a visit.


Andreya Cowan                                                                                                Sue Parker

Executive Headteacher                                                                 Executive Associate Head Teacher






  1. New Y23 parents ppt Nov 2016