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Fern Hill Primary School

Fern Hill Primary School

Severe Weather Procedure

Severe Weather Procedure

Please note, in the event of a severe weather warning that may affect the school’s normal opening hours, the following procedures will be put in place:

(As soon as we are alerted to severe weather warning a ParentMail message and text will be sent to all parents therefore it is very important that you are signed up to this service).

  • Any decision to close the school will be made by the Headteacher before 7.15am on the day of severe weather.  

  • Information will be sent via ParentMail to parents and posted on the homepage of the school website.

  • will be updated on a regular basis – you will need to refresh your browser if you stay logged on to the website

  • Notification of local school closures will also be broadcast on Radio Jackie.

  • The Site Manager will place a notice at the school gates advising of school closure.
  • If families receive no notice of closure it must be assumed that the school will be open as normal.

What happens if the weather deteriorates during the school day?

  • The school will only close in the event of severe weather or on advice from the Local Authority.  The decision will be made by the Headteacher.

  • Where there is significant snowfall, or other extreme weather which requires evacuation of the building during the school day a ParentMail message and website notification will be sent to all parents inviting them to make their way to the school to collect children earlier if they wish.

  • Children that would usually walk home will be advised to walk in groups.

  • School will be kept opened and appropriately staffed until the last child has left the building.

  • Please note that staff are not permitted to give lifts to students.

How you can help:

Relay the message to anyone you know that is not able to be contacted by the school.

Where possible, keep regular checks on the school website.

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