Unavoidable School Closure - Snow procedures
Adverse Weather Procedures
The weather forecast is indicating that we are entering a period of colder weather and with this comes the possibility of snow at some point. In the event of heavy overnight snow, a decision whether to open or to close the school will be made by 7.30 a.m.
Hopefully, it will not be necessary to close the school due to bad weather in the coming weeks but recent winters’ experiences show that it is not impossible for this to happen. The school will only be closed as a last resort if one of the following has occurred;
In the event of a closure;
Be aware that it is not unusual for false information to spread - especially amongst the children - that the school is closed when it is actually open. Always check Parentmail/schoolwebsite/Facebook/Radio Lancashire to be informed of a school closure. Please refrain from telephoning school to check if we are open as this can prevent staff from being able to inform the relevant people that school is closed. You will only be informed if we are closed. We will not send out messages to parents/carers if we are open.
If heavy snow falls during the school day, the school will remain open until 3.00 p.m. Parents concerned about collecting their children at 3.00 p.m. are advised to come to school earlier to collect them if this is deemed to be a safer option.