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Severe Weather Procedures

This page explains the procedures we take in the event of the school closing due to severe weather conditions.

Advice is to tune into local radio stations and consult the following website for updated information...


Any decision to close the school will be made between 6.00-7.00 am so listen out after that time.

Please do not ring school, the Local Authority or the radio stations direct.

Radio stations will have the most up to date information.

If no message is broadcast assume the school is open to receive children as normal.

A member of staff living closest to school will open the school and provide supervision for those children who arrive. However, please continue to listen to broadcasts as the school may not be able to remain open.


As we also use ParentMail to provide a text service, in the event that the school is closed you will receive a text message informing you. A message will also be put on the main page of our school website.


We do not take the decision to close the school lightly. We endeavour to remain open wherever possible but we do take the safety of everyone very seriously. Any decisions to close or remain open are at the discretion of the headteacher.

Walking Bus

The walking bus takes place on Thursday afternoons at the end of the school day. You can sign your child up to take part in the walking bus by speaking to Mrs Dawson in the school office.

The children walk from school to the Baptist church on Newbourne Road. Parents can collect their children at 3.20pm from the Baptist church, helping to reduce traffic and congestion around the school area. This is also part of our Eco-Team's 'drive' to help the environment, encouraging us to car share and/or walk where possible.

When the weather is unsuitable for walking, we will cancel the walking bus and inform parents. The children should come prepared to walk in any weather and we will still go ahead when there is slight rain. It is the decision of the Headteacher to cancel the walking bus.

Walking Bus Map
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