Severe Weather

Information and advice to parents/carers

We recognise that it is important that our school remains open so that parents are able to work and pupils can continue to learn and we will make every effort to prepare for severe weather e.g. gritting pathways and clearing access points. Please note that although we will endeavour to clear paths and access points, we cannot guarantee that the roads leading to the school will be clear and safe.

However, if we do experience severe snow/ice resulting in hazardous conditions, we may have to take the decision to close the school. Once this decision has been made we will aim to post messages on our website by 7:30am, or as soon after as possible. We will update our website regularly to keep parents and pupils informed about our arrangements. We will also notify parents via the Kent Closures website. Details about how to register are reproduced below.

The Kent Closures Website (Updated January 2019)

The Kent Closures website allows a school representative to log in (with a school specific password) and change the ‘status’ of the school to ‘open’, ‘closed’ or ‘partially closed’. The information will then be displayed on the website for parents and staff. Additionally, a parent or member of staff can then request to receive an email when a status is changed by the school. It is completely free to state funded schools (including Academies & Free Schools) in the KCC area.

Parent and Staff Action

1. Register with the Kent Closures Website

To receive notifications, you should register for alerts.
Visit kentclosures.co.uk and click the ‘Register for Alerts’ button on the left side of the screen.
Fill in your first name, surname, house number, postcode, email address and password. Then re-type your password and click register

2. Register for School Alerts

Once you have registered, you need to tell the system which school(s) you want to receive alerts from.
Register Yourself
Visit kentclosures.co.uk and click the ‘Alerts Login’ button on the left side of the screen. Fill in your email address and password then click ‘sign in’
Register to Receive Alerts from your Choice of School
Under ‘Add a School’, using the drop down menu, choose the town or village nearest to the school you want to receive alerts from. Using the next drop down menu, choose the school. Click on ‘add school to alerts’. NB You can add as many schools as you wish.

You should now receive an email if there is a status change reported by your chosen schools.