Snow – Closure Procedure
We will always endeavour to open and stay open.
In the event of closure after snow overnight
The school will attempt to inform parents by text message and we would endeavour to do this before 8:00 if possible.
Parents can also check the Staffordshire County Council website using the following link:
NOTE: If we have snow overnight but decide to keep the school open. Every effort should be made to get children to school. If a child is unwell as usual we would expect a phone call to the office by 9:20am or as soon as possible afterwards. Without calls the absence would be classed as ‘unauthorised’.
*Silver Fox Care Club have their own procedures for school closure and families using the Care Club should contact them directly. Phone: 07813 679706
In the event of closure after snow during the day
This would be very severe weather.
We will endeavour to stay open until the normal time (3.15pm KS1 and 3.20pm KS2) however we would allow parents to pick up from school following a text message from us, signing their child out from the KS2 door (school entrance), KS1 door & Reception door earlier in the day if this was more convenient and safer.
To make parents aware of closure during the day we would:
- Use our Text Messaging Service
- Answer the telephone in the office and leave a message on our answer phone
For more information please refer to our SNOW Policy 18.19