Please refer to this in the event of adverse weather conditions.
Every effort will be made to keep school open at all times, but regard to everyone’s safety must take precedence. If an event arises during the day that results in the decision being made to close the school, the following procedure will apply:
- The local situation will be monitored by the school and advice sought from a number of organisations, such as the police and Local Authority before making a decision regarding the closure of the school.
- Students will be informed of the need to close the school. Students will be informed of the arrangements for the closure and told to contact their parents/carers to seek permission to leave the school early.
- Students will only be allowed to leave school once they have talked to a parent/carer about arrangements for going home and confirmed this with staff. A text message is the best source of proof that the child has received permission to leave.
- After school events: clubs, detentions, Progress Evenings, etc. will be postponed.
- Where adverse weather is forecast, students should wear appropriate protective clothing to and from school and consider bringing a change of footwear with them.
School closure events are usually very rare, but parents, carers and students themselves should have an action plan in place if the school were to close part way through the day, or on subsequent days. This plan must incorporate a safe place for your child to go, should the school close part way through the day.
In the event of school closure and on subsequent days.
A decision will be made as early as possible either the evening before or first thing in the morning as to whether the school should open or remain closed. The final decision regarding closure will be made at 7.30am and communicated immediately to parents, carers and students.
Messages will be:
- sent as a text message to all parents/carers;
- published on the school website;
- recorded as part of the school answer phone messages;
- sent via the school's email system;
- tweeted on Twitter;
- sent via the school's Facebook page.
Work will be set by teachers and students will be informed via email or by checking their Google Classroom account.