Emergency Closure and Snow

Procedure in the event of an emergency closure of the school

We are required by the Education Authority to update our procedures regularly for what should happen in the event of the school having to close due to adverse weather conditions or any other emergency.

A decision to close the school rests with the Headteacher in consultation with the Chair of Governors, following appropriate risk assessments and advice from various agencies. The Local Authority is notified immediately of any intended closure.

Once a decision has been made, the following steps will be taken to notify parents/carers.

Local Radio
Local radio stations have agreed to broadcast details of school closures, and you are advised to stay tuned for announcements and updates. Closure decisions will be communicated immediately by Shropshire Council to all local radio stations. Information regarding closures will begin to be broadcast at 8:00am.

School Website
Information will also be updated and available on the school website from 7:30am – please see news.

Social Media
Information will be posted on our Facebook Page.

Extreme Circumstances
If a significant deterioration in weather takes place during the school day, consideration would need to be given in how best to ensure the safe journey of students home. This decision would be made in light of advice from appropriate agencies.