Bad weather arrangements 2018-19

Bad Weather Arrangements 2018-2019

We have bad weather arrangements in place for the safety of both the students and the staff. If you are in any doubt as to whether school will be open or not we would ask you not to phone unless it is an emergency, but to work with the arrangements set out in this letter.

Firstly, whatever the weather conditions, please always assume that the school will be kept fully open as normal, because we understand the complications that arise for parents if we have to close suddenly during the day. Therefore, if the school opens normally we will do all that we can to ensure that it remains so for the full length of the day.

With variations in weather forecasts and contrasting road conditions across our catchment area it will always be difficult to choose the right moment to close the school. We cannot guarantee that such a decision can be made in time to meet the expectations of all our families but we will try our best to keep you informed in as timely a way as possible.

If the school cannot open for whatever reason, this information will be broadcast as soon as possible after 07.00am on the “Snow Line” features of Stray FM (97.2FM). No message means that the school will be open as usual. We will also send out an email message and a text message. If you live outside of Skelton-on-Ure please do not send your child to school if there is a foreseeable possibility that they will have difficulty in getting home safely later in the day. Even if the school is still open do not bring your child if you feel there is a risk to your safety in making the journey.

If you have any further questions then please contact us.