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Severe Weather Procedures

School closures

 

In the event of serious snowfall or other severe weather conditions, it may be necessary to close the school because:

 

  • Local conditions mean that the school site is unsafe;
  • Travel in the local area is severely disrupted or hazardous;
  • Weather conditions elsewhere mean that teachers who live further away are unable to get to work safely and we do not have enough staff to operate the school properly.

 

A decision to close the school for the day will normally be taken by the Headteacher early in the morning in consultation with the Chair of Governors. Such decisions are normally taken by 7.30am. The procedure is then as follows:

 

  • Parents will be alerted by Dojo
  • Messages will be placed on the homepage of the school website
  • Messages will be placed on the school social media pages.

 

Parents and pupils should always assume the school is open unless they receive a specific message from the school to say that the school is closed, and that message is also posted on the school website.

 

Please note that coach and minibus companies who operate school transport routes may decide not to run when the school is still open. Parents should always check for themselves whether these transport operators are still running.

 

School closure during the day

 

If weather conditions deteriorate during the day, a decision may be taken to close the school early to enable staff and pupils to get home safely.

 

In this event, parents will be notified by dojo, the school website, the school social media pages and by telephone for children who get school transport. If parents cannot be contacted, we will keep children at school until they can be picked up.

 

Parents will be expected to make arrangements for their children to get home safely as soon as possible.

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