PROCEDURE IN CASE OF SNOW OR INCLEMENT WEATHER
Please find below information on how the school will deal with school closure during a school day or notification to parents in the morning should school not be able to open that day:
During The School Day
If the weather deteriorates (snow or dense fog being the most likely offenders) during the school day to the point where pupils from more inaccessible areas need to go home early and/or the school has to close promptly at 3.45pm or before, then the following procedures will take place:
- A decision to allow pupils home early and/or close the school will be made and parents notified via the Call Parent emailing system. A message will also be placed on the school website.
- Parents should contact the school with any request to collect a pupil early and must personally collect them from Reception. Pupils MUST sign out at Reception before leaving school.
- Any after-school activities will be cancelled and the affected pupils, parents and staff informed.
- In the case of early closure and the need for the school minibuses to leave earlier than usual, parents of those affected will be contacted.
Deteriorating Weather Overnight or Before the Start of School
In this case the decision will be taken as to whether or not the school will open. Ideally, this will be done by 7am. If the decision is to close the school, the following procedures will be followed:
School will contact the local radio stations and other media outlets. A notice will be placed on the school website and a Call Parents email message will be sent home.
Once notified of school closure, the minibus drivers will inform the parents of children on their respective route.
Those members of staff who live locally enough to get into school will do so to enable care is available for those children who either have to come into school (due to age of pupil/parents not able to take time off) or for those children who have arrived before seeing notification of school closure. For those children on site, parents will be contacted throughout the day to see if they can be collected early.