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 8.00 am.
In the event of closure we will send a group text to all parents for which we have a mobile number. If you currently do not receive text messages from the school, please contact the school office with a number we can text you on, as the number we have for you may be out of date. The school will also announce the closure via their twitter feed which will be visible on the school website.
North Yorkshire County Council will publish a list of school closures on their website or you can check their Twitter feed of closed schools.
We will inform local radio stations The Bay and Lakeland Radio as well as BBC radio Cumbria and BBC Radio Lancashire, 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 North Yorkshire 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.
Please note that if the school is closed, the after school club will also be closed.