In previous years we have had to close due to snow and I would like to remind parents of the procedures should this happen.
The reason we have to close is because ‘travel to work area’ for staff and conditions can vary a lot at a local level. I need to guarantee adequate supervision of pupils and also look after the health and safety needs of pupils and staff.
During a bad period of weather I will liaise with other local Headteachers and we will make a joint decision to ascertain local conditions. The decision to cancel school for the day will be made as early as possible.
We will also send a text message to all parents and if possible put a notice on the vehicle gates at school.
Please do not ring the school, Bath and Wells MAT or County Hall as these telephone lines have to be kept clear for emergency use.
In very rare instances, conditions may develop during the school day that warrants sending children home early. Whenever possible, the decision will be made by 11.00am. This decision and end of school times will be sent via text message to parents. If you are unable to collect your child please arrange for a family member or friend to collect.
This is why it is very important that emergency contact details are always kept up to date.
Thank you for your support, if you have any queries with the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr Duncan Gordon