In the case of severe weather conditions, or indeed any other emergency, we may need to close the school. In the event of severe weather, this is a decision which can often only be made early in the morning, unless otherwise advised by the authorities.
When making a decision we are conscious of the need to balance the health and safety of students and staff making potentially hazardous journeys against the loss of a school day. Additionally, the bus companies can decide separately not to undertake their services because of their own risk assessment. We will always endeavour to be either open with a full school, or closed, but may need to prioritise any students or year groups undertaking public examinations, the result of which would be a partial closure.
When a decision is made we will send a text message and post the information on our home page. The telephone service will carry an appropriate message and we will also contact local radio stations.