If the school has to close in an emergency we stay in touch with parents by text using the Teachers2Parents (T2P) texting service. In addition parents can sign-up to receive emergency messages relating to school closures by following the link below:
This link will direct you to the “Sign Up” page where you should click on the “sign up” button located at the top right hand side of the page on the black strip and from there follow the instructions. It should take no more than 5 minutes to register and you can edit your information should it change at any time.
You can have 2 devices added for each communication type if you wish to add another contact. They would then receive any messages in relation to our school’s closure. Alternatively, interested parties could register themselves separately.
If you have children at more than one school you can register for those schools too in a single registration process by selecting all schools you have children at.
In recent years closures have been due to heavy snowfall, although other reasons may lead to a closure (eg heating breakdown, particularly in cold weather).
The decision to close or open the school is never easy. In the case of snowfall the decision is made between both the infant and junior schools and is based on the following:
- Local conditions on the school site and in the access roads
- An assessment of risk
- Direct advice and guidance from the local authority
- Travel safety for staff and parents
Many of our staff travel some distance to work and so we need to take account of whether staff are able to travel in to work safely.