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Severe Weather protocol

There can be occasions when severe weather causes disruption to travel. Most commonly this occurs due to snowfall.

Our policy, in these circumstances, is as follows:

Always assume the school is open. If a decision to close (due to severe weather) is made, the following will apply;

  • we will update our website as soon as a decision is made, including the school ‘APP’ and social media
  • in the case of school closure, we will also inform the local authority (snow line)
  • we will always try to keep the school open
  • we will only close the school when roads are in a hazardous condition and therefore travel would put individual’s safety at risk
  • We will send a text message to staff and parents

To ensure that our telephone system does not become clogged with traffic, could we please ask that:

  • you visit the school website as this can be updated very quickly and will display the most up to date news
  • download the app from our website (if you have a mobile equipped to receive these) so that you will be able to access information from our website whenever it is updated
  • ensure that we have your current mobile 'phone number so that a text message can be sent to you

Please do not call the office to request early collection of your child. Once a decision has been made, the procedures will be communicated to you via the channels explained above.