During severe weather we will try to keep schools open whenever possible. However, this is while we still take into account the health, safety and wellbeing of both staff and pupils.

The decision to close the school can be taken by either the Headteacher or by the Director of Education. In some cases there may be only partial closure for particular year groups but the same procedures apply.

We try to inform parents of closures as early as possible but the weather can be extremely unpredictable and this is not always possible. If a school is closed before or after it has opened for the day a text message will be sent out to parents. Central FM will also be informed and the school & nursery closures page will be updated. Bus and taxi firms will be contacted and arrangements will be made for pupils to remain in school if they cannot return home safely.