Snow and Extreme Weather Statement


In the event of disruption caused by heavy snow the prime concern of the school must always be the safety of pupils and staff.

The decision to close the school will take account of the safety of all our pupils and staff.

We will always endeavour to open the school in the event of extreme weather, as long as it is safe to do so.

The school appreciates that during bad weather children may arrive later than normal; parents should endeavour to contact the school to let them know they are on their way if likely to be delayed. 

In the event of extreme weather, parents should check to see if the school is open before travelling.  The school will text families as soon as any decision to close has been made. 

If the school does open, but extreme weather develops during the day, we will aim to remain open until the end of the normal school day.  However this is not always possible when roads are becoming treacherous.  In which case parents will be contacted via text and ask to collect their children as soon as possible.  

Staff will always make every reasonable effort to undertake the journey to school.  It is appreciated that the journey may take longer than normal and therefore some staff may not be able to arrive before the normal start of the school day.  It may be necessary to ask all children to bring packed lunches if the kitchen staff are unable to reach school safely.