Emergency School Closure
Closure or part closure of the school will only be used as a last resort and only in circumstances where opening would either be impracticable or dangerous. The decision to close is to be made by the headteacher following consultation and risk assessment with the premises officer, Chair of Governors (if practicable) and other relevant colleagues, depending on the nature of the emergency. Every effort will be made to make the decision at an appropriate time to enable parents/carers to make alternative arrangements, whilst allowing a reasonable amount of time to allow full consideration of alternative arrangements.
The school will advise parents as soon as possible through text messages, and a sign will be placed on the main entrance.
Children arriving with parents/carers will be asked to return home. Children arriving unaccompanied will be brought into a suitable, supervised space in school whilst attempts are made by the school office to contact their parents.