Severe Weather Procedure

PROCEDURE FOR SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND

OTHER SIMILAR EMERGENCIES

If there should be bad weather conditions, such as a heavy fall of snow during the night, please either:

  • check the information on the BANES Council website – www.bathnes.gov.uk/schoolclosures
  • check your mobile for a message – if you have entered your mobile phone number on Parentpay we will hopefully be able to send you a text message
  • tune to Radio Bristol (94.9 FM, 103.6 FM or 104.6 FM) or Heart FM (103 FM) early morning local schools broadcast information bulletin
  • telephone the school (01225 421786) for an answer-phone message which will be recorded by 8.00am on the day in question

We recognise that some families live quite a distance from the school. Parents are expected to make their own decision as to whether to travel when the weather is bad. There is no need to telephone if you decide not to bring your child/children to school. However, an absence note will be required on their return.

Where school has opened in the morning but weather conditions deteriorate during the day, parents may wish to collect their children before 3.20pm. There is no need to telephone first, but it helps if you do, so that we can direct you to where your child(ren) will be.