It is the responsibility of the Headteacher to make the decision to close the school or delay opening. The Chair of Governors will be informed as soon as is practical.
The school will only be closed when the health and safety of staff and/or students would be compromised by the decision for the school to open or remain open. This includes travelling to and from school. In the event of a closure the procedures outlined below will be followed.
Extreme weather e.g. snow, flooding or high winds
In the event of severe weather through the day, we will make every effort to keep the school open and to continue as normal. However, in certain circumstances this may not be possible and emergency procedures may have to be adopted and you will be requested to have your child collected. It is wise to be prepared as we may not be able to notify you in advance.
If conditions allow, your child should set off for the school as normal, but you should be prepared for two eventualities.
In the event of the main road suddenly being closed first thing in the morning [eg accident], the following procedures will be put in place:
In the event of the main road suddenly closing through the school day, the following procedures will be put in place:
Please make sure we have your contact details for during the day.
No child should leave the school in an emergency if they have nowhere to go. A member of staff will always stay on site until the last pupil has been collected.
Our decision will be communicated via local radio. Lakeland FM is the most responsive to our local needs, but I will also inform BBC Radio Cumbria. We will also use the website and Facebook to keep parents appraised.