Snow Closure Procedure

Updated January 2020

Despite snow being forecast during winter months, please be assured that a decision to close our school would only be made in exceptional circumstances and we never anticipate closure.

In the unlikely event of a closure we will always try to give parents as much notice as possible. The most reliable source of information is the school website. An emergency plan is also in place whereby we inform local radio stations. In addition, we have a school system which enables us to send text messages and emails to parents/carers. Experience suggests that this is not always reliable at times of high demand on mobile networks and demands are greater when travel arrangements are disrupted. Finally the school telephone voicemail message will be updated to reflect the closure as soon as possible.

If for safety reasons we have to decide on closure part way through a school day because of deteriorating conditions we will update the website and use the text/email system to inform parents. Please discuss arrangements with your child to ensure that they are clear about where to go and how to communicate with you in the event of early closure.

Regardless of weather conditions public examinations are never rescheduled.