Emergency School Closure Procedure

Emergency School Closure Procedure

A decision to close school is only taken as a last resort and after conversations between the Headteacher, the Chair of Governors and the Caretaker. In reaching a decision many factors are considered, such as:

  • Heating availability and temperature inside school

  • Condition of water pipes in school and availability of running water

  • Condition of the immediate local roads

  • Ensuring the playground and paving around school can have secure, clear pathways to allow safe movement

  • Ability of adequate staff numbers to reach school

Closing school is only a last resort!

If school is closed, you will receive a message on Class Dojo and a text message. (PLEASE ENSURE YOUR UP TO DATE NUMBERS ARE HELD BY THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO RECEIVE SUCH A MESSAGE).

The school website will be updated on the homepage.
Staffordshire County Councils website will be updated. You can view this at