We are always prepared for the possibility of snow disruption during the winter and poor weather conditions.
Our key objective during the worst weather conditions is to open school on a site that is safe and adequately staffed. When we experience ice or snow our first priority is to assess whether we can make the site safe enough for adults and children.
Although we keep up-to-date with forecasts and weather warnings, some snow and ice conditions can be quite localised. What appears to be ‘slushy’ snow at school can be compacted very quickly on frozen ground when children are walking on it, or there may be severe snow around school but little where you live.
When there is a possibility that school may not be able to open we will assess the following criteria:
- Can the site be made safe and is access safe?
- Will we have appropriate adult to child ratios?
- Can we provide meals at lunchtime?
When we are confident we have an adequate number of staff and accessibility to school has been assessed, we will open.
We will text and email all parents to let you know whether school is open or closed as soon as a decision has been made and by 7.30am latest on the day.
We will keep parents updated on the conditions on a regular basis.