Severe Weather Closure
- Message from the school closure notification system (see below)
- Text message - a message will be sent to 'contact number 1' person for your child
- Email message through ParentMail
- Message on the school website
- Messages on local radio (see opposite)
- Word of mouth
What happens if the decision is made to close early when School has opened as normal?
If we need to close the School early during the working day, we will text all parents on our Parentmail system and hopefully the text will arrive quickly. Details will also be sent via email and posted on our website. Please avoid telephoning the school, and only do so in an emergency or if someone else will be picking up your child. Obviously, we will also rely on word of mouth!
What happens if today has been fine, but bad weather is forecast for tomorrow?
If bad weather conditions are forecast for the following day, breakfast club will automatically be closed and a text sent out the night before and details posted on our website.
In the event of heavy, overnight snow, we always aim to have decided by 7.30am but may need to make a later decision if conditions deteriorate.
What happens regarding re-opening of the School if it has been closed?
We will contact parents as soon as we can to tell them if school will open the next day. We will use our text messaging and email systems, a notice on the website and we will update the Everbridge system.
PLEASE DO NOT PHONE THE SCHOOL. Please use all other methods first. If you phone the school the lines will become engaged and staff will not be able to get through to let us know if they can get in. If you do not receive a message from us through any of the channels below (text, email, website, Everbridge, radio), we are open.
All children need a change of shoes/wellies and a hat, coat and gloves if it snows and we are open. We may venture outside at break time too to have a little snow time fun!
On really snowy mornings, the registers will stay open until 10am to allow more time for you to travel here safely.
- BBC Three Counties Radio 103.8FM / 92.1FM / 90.4FM / 630MW / 1161MW
- Heart 96.6 Hertfordshire (Previously Mercury 96.6)