Due to the Red/Amber warnings issued by the MET office and the worsening weather conditions in our area, the Headteacher has taken the decision to remain closed throughout Friday 2 March 2018. This is in order to ensure our students and staff are not put at any risk during their journey to and from school. School will open again as normal (unless we advise otherwise) on Monday 5 March 2018.
Thank you all for your co-operation today (1 March) and we hope you stay safe and warm over the coming few days.
The school will only close if it is absolutely necessary to do so. Such a situation could arise, for example:
The decision to close the school would be taken by the Headteacher or one of her senior colleagues.
If we were to close the school we would contact parents in the following ways:
If a change in the weather requires the school to close after the start of the school day we would contact parents by text and/or email and a message would appaer on the school website home page.
Students who use County Transport - as soon as we have notification from County Transport we will let parents know of the arrangments. Normally the buses arrive early to allow sufficient time for any travel delays.
Students who walk to school - usually they will be allowed to leave the site to make their way home, unless we receive notification from parents that their child should remain in school until they are collected.
Students who get a lift home - the school will stay open for as long as possible and continue to supervise your child until parents arrive. When a child is collected, it is important that Reception are informed so that your child can be formally signed out.
Further school closure details and school transport cancellations can be found on the Somerset County’s website.
Note: To help improve communication with parents Transporting Somerset has asked parents to look at their website before phoning for information.
We would like to advise parents that when transport routes are disrupted and a reduced service is offered, the return bus journey will only follow the route taken in the morning.
In times of adverse weather, students are permitted to wear suitable footwear e.g. wellington boot/walking boots on the way to and from school, but will need to bring their black school shoes to change into and wear during the school day.