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Severe Weather Advice

Emergency School Closure

From time to time it may be necessary to close the school during the day. This could be due to electricity or water supply failure, or severe weather conditions. If at all possible, parents will be notified before setting off for school, but by the very nature of emergency closures it is not always possible to plan in advance. Please make sure that your emergency contact details are up to date.

The school can only be closed if there is agreement between the Chair of Governors and the head teacher. Reasons for closure are likely to be that:

  • The school site is dangerous
  • Staff are unable to travel safely to work
  • There is a failure of power, heating or water supply

Whenever possible this decision will be made in school by 7.30 a.m. and you will be notified by text or telephone that the school is closed. Please check mobiles and answer machines for messages from school.

In the event that it is unsafe for the head teacher to travel into school, then agreement will be reached with the Chair of Governors by telephone and notification of school closure will be announced on the following radio stations:

  • Radio Lincolnshire
  • Lincs FM
  • Heart Radio

The decision to close the school is never taken lightly, and at all times the safety of our extended school family is of paramount importance.

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