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Emergency Closure Information and Procedures (i.e. ‘Snow Days’)

With the advance of winter we thought it appropriate to familiarise all families with the School’s procedures in the event of adverse weather. We aim to remain open throughout snow showers wherever possible.


The School’s first priority is to be open for pupils. In the event of severe snow, please assume that we are open, but check the School’s website and RBWM’s website where we will post any updates.


The unlikely event of closure to pupils will occur only:


  • If we do not have sufficient staff to properly supervise pupils.

  • To ensure the safety and welfare of our pupils, and the whole school community, in the event of extreme weather conditions, fire, flooding, the spread of illness (as advised by the government), heating failure or an inability to provide food and water


If bad weather begins during a school day


If it becomes apparent during the day that the weather is deteriorating and getting home might become an issue, we shall:


Notify all parents with a text (via parent text) and place a message on our website and twitter page; if the decision is made to close. Please ensure we have an up to date mobile phone number.