We will always make every effort to remain open during periods of severe weather and we have a formal protocol in place. In the case of severe weather, parents are asked to consult our website regularly to check the status of the school.
If you do not have access to the internet at home, please ask another parent to advise you. The following alert system will be used:
The school is closed. Parents should consult the website the following morning for an update of the situation.
There is currently insufficient information about the state of the roads, the situation with public transport and the difficulties of staff getting in. Parents are asked to consult the website later for a further update. A staggered arrival and collection system will be in place. Parents should follow general safety guidelines.
The school is open as usual and children should attend at the normal times.
We will always endeavour to update the website by around 7am each morning. However in the case of an amber alert, a clear statement about the status of the school will be given by 8am at the latest. Parents are reassured that getting to school late whilst these alerts are in place will not be a problem.
Parents are asked not to phone the school to report an absence because of a severe weather situation, but to let your child’s class teacher know upon your return. If the school is open we will do everything we can to ensure safe access to the building, however parents are reminded to take all the necessary precautions for ensuring their children’s safe journey to school. It may not be possible to park safely near the school and so parents are encouraged to either use public transport or to park safely and consider walking part of the way.
The school track suit, cagoule and fleece can all be worn alongside the normal uniform and Wellington boots may be necessary if the children have some distance to walk.