In the case of severe weather conditions, or any other emergency, we may need to close the school. In the event of severe weather, the decision can often only be made early in the morning, unless otherwise advised by the authorities. When a decision is made we post the information on our home page. The telephone service will carry an appropriate message and we will also contact local radio stations.
We need to balance the health and safety of students and staff when making a decision. We are conscious of them making potentially hazardous journeys against the loss of a day’s learning in school. Additionally, the bus companies can decide separately not to undertake their services because of their own risk assessment. We will always endeavour to be either open with a full school, or closed, but at times we may need to prioritise any students or year groups undertaking public examinations,the result of which would be a partial closure.
Please click here to view the school emergency closure procedure.