Unavoidable School Closure Procedure – Parents, carers and pupils

Every effort will be made to keep school open at all times, but regard to children’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.

  1. The local situation will be monitored by the school.  Advice from the local authority will normally be sought.  The school will respond to their advice.
  2. Parents will be informed at the earliest opportunity of the need to close the school.  This will normally be by text and then also through the website.
  3. Older pupils will be informed of the need to close the school.  Senior staff will brief each year group in years 4 to 6 on the arrangements for the closure and help them make arrangements to get home.
  4. Pupils in Year 4 to Year 6 will be allowed to leave school once they have talked to a parent about arrangements for going home.  Pupils below Year 4 may be moved to alternative premises.
  5. After school events: clubs, detentions, Consultation Evenings, etc. will be postponed.
  6. Where adverse weather is forecast, pupils should be suitably clothed, with appropriate footwear.

Please have an action plan organised in advance if the school were to close part way through the day, in terms of where your child should go.

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 (ideally before 8.00am) as to whether the school should remain open or be closed. In the event of closure messages will be:

  • published on the school website.
  • message via text
  • message on Twitter

Please see the information leaflet here: PARENT LEAFLET