Severe Weather and School Closure Procedure


Emergency School Closure during the day
Should the school need to close during the school day, for any reason, a text message will be sent to parents where possible and an announcement put on the school’s website and social media. Students who would be collected from school or those unable to gain access to their homes will be managed by the school until our normal dismissal time. Those travelling by Local Authority transport or school buses will be transported off the site as soon as the buses are available.

School Closure before school has started
Should the school need to close due to adverse weather conditions overnight, a decision would be taken as early as possible by the Principal and Chair of Governors. This would take into consideration the health and safety and safe access of the students and staff.
Parents, students and staff will be informed via text message, the school’s website, social media and announcements on local radio stations.
Please note that as there may be a high volume of schools trying to get through to the radio station, it may take some time before you hear any announcement.

Please assume that the school will re-open the following day. We will send another text message to say otherwise.