There can be occasions when children are not able to attend temporarily either because the school or their class cannot open or remain open. Emergency closures of this nature can occur because of adverse weather conditions or a health and safety issue within the premises. The school or a class may also be forced to close following a local or national public health direction.
A decision to close the school or a class is never taken lightly. The headteacher will prioritise the welfare of pupils, staff and parents/carers when making a decision of this nature. If an emergency closure is required, the decision will be made and shared promptly. Moreover, closure details will be provided through a variety of communication channels (email, letter, text message, social media platforms and the school website) to ensure all concerned receive the information as quickly as possible.
Emergency closures that are made during the school day may require parents/carers to collect their child promptly. Emergency closure decisions that have to be made outside of school hours will be made by 7:30 am (on the day of the closure) at the latest.