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School Closure Friday 2nd March 2018

Thursday 1st March 2018

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Closure of school due to severe weather on Friday 2nd March 2018

 

During severe weather conditions, we make every effort to keep the school open for as many children as possible. However, in some circumstances, following completion of a risk assessment, we may decide that it is necessary to temporarily close the school. Reasons may include:

 

  • Too few staff members can reach the school, or advice is issued against travelling
  • Risk of injury to pupils, staff or visitors due to the weather conditions
  • A failure of the school’s heating systems

 

In such circumstances we will always attempt to give parents and carers advance notice, but due to the unpredictable nature of some weather events this may not always be possible.

 

On Thursday 1st March, following consultation with our governing body and completion of the risk assessment, I regrettably had to take the decision to close the school. This was due to risk of injury to staff, pupils or visitors due to the weather conditions and too few staff members being able to reach the school.

We communicated information about the closure via our school website, twitter and text message to parents and BBC Radio Nottingham.

 

If you are not yet signed up to receive text messages from the school, and would like to access this service in future, please contact the school office. Please also let us know if your contact details have changed.

If you would like to read our severe weather policy, you can find it on our school website through the following link http://www.snapewood.nottingham.sch.uk/policies/

I’d like to thank you all for your patience and understanding. Decisions to close the school are never taken lightly, but unfortunately may sometimes be necessary for the safety and wellbeing of the school community.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Mrs Shewley Choudhury

(Headteacher)

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