Emergency Closure

If the school is forced to close in the event of emergency or severe weather.

Should an emergency happen at school or if there is severe weather, which stops the majority of staff reaching school, the decision might need to be made to close the school.

A notice will be placed on the school gates and the local radio stations in our area – Wessex F.M. and BBC Radio Solent – will be informed.  You can gain accurate information by listening to Breakfast Shows on these radio stations. (Please do not contact the radio station.)  We will also send a text message out to confirm that the school is closed and put a message onto our school website.

Dorset County Council provides a list of closed schools on their website www.dorsetforyou.com.  This is continually updated, so please keep checking if our school is not listed immediately and you are uncertain if we will be open or not.

If in bad weather, the school is not mentioned then every effort should be made to come to school, as we will be open as usual!

The school telephone will remain on answerphone with a message informing you if we are closed, we would ask you to help us by spreading the word, if you have confirmation that we are closed. Again, as soon as possible a message will be put up on the school website to inform you if the school is closed.

We will always make every effort to open if we can.

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