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Snow and Bad Weather Policy

 

In the event of disruption caused by snow the main concern of the school must always be the safety of all its pupils and staff.

 

The decision to close the school and nursery will always take account of the safety of all our pupils and staff, some of whom travel a long way to school each day. We will always endeavour to open the school in the event of bad weather, as long as it is safe to do so.

 

If the school is open in snow or bad weather the decision as to whether or not to send a pupil to school, however, must be at the discretion of the parent.

 

We appreciate  that during bad weather children may arrive later than normal; parents should always contact the school to let them know they are on their way if they are likely to be late. The school knows there will be instances where families are cut off, even when some children can get into school due to the fact of our rural and elevated position. Parents should inform the school of the circumstances of this exceptional situation, failure to do so could result in their child being registered as an un-authorised absence.

 

In the event of bad weather, parents should check to see if the school is open before travelling to the site. There are a number of ways to confirm whether the school is open or closed.

 

  • Listen for list of school closures on Warwickshire Schools Website

  • Check the schools Facebook page

  • Check the school website

  • Text messages will be sent


 

If the school is closed, we will try and make a decision as early as possible, and will intend to re-open as soon as we can.

 

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 and asked 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.

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