Snow and Bad Weather Policy

Snow and bad weather policy

In the event of bad weather we shall endeavour to make any decisions on the closure of the school by 9.30am, this is to allow staff extra time they may need to arrive at work – and therefore avoid shutting unnecessarily.

All children should make their way to school to arrive at the normal time.

In the event of closure we will send a group text to all parents for which we have a mobile number, we will post on Twitter and Facebook. If you currently do not receive text messages from the school, please contact the school office (0161 370 3079) with a number we can text you on, as the number we have for you may be out of date.

Tameside Council post a list of school closures on their website.

We will inform local radio station Key 103  (103.0FM) who announce a list of school closures in the region.

In the event of heavy snow fall during the school day that causes us to be concerned about children’s welfare in relation to returning home, we will again text for immediate collection and update the School and Tameside website and inform the local radio stations mentioned above.

It is always difficult to make the right decision due to the unpredictability of the weather, we will aim to do this as swiftly as we can. Please rest assured that any decisions taken will be based around ensuring that your children are kept as safe as possible.

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