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Snow Closure

Clearly, we will always endeavour to stay open to ensure that your child’s education is not disrupted. However, if it becomes necessary to close the school then the procedure will be as follows.


You will be contacted via our text messaging service advising you that the school is either closed at the start of the day or is closing during the day due to worsening conditions. If the school is forced to close during the day and you are delayed in collecting your child please contact the office as soon as possible and be assured that a member of staff will always stay with the children.


In the event of a school closure before the start of the school day our school website will be updated with details and the Dorset County Council website will be updated to advise of closure, this can be found at; https://mapping.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/closedservices/Service/schools, we will also inform you of the closure via the text messaging service and will update the school website with a meesage.


If there is any snow in the night or morning then breakfast club will not run on that day and you should not drop your child off at school. This is because I cannot guarantee that a member of staff will be at school and we may still be assessing as to whether the school will open for the day.


However, our preference will always be to remain open to continue with lessons and play in the snow! Therefore, if we do have snow or it looks likely please ensure that your child comes to school equipped to play in the snow; wellies, gloves etc as we will aim to build snowmen and make snow angels during the day. We also have the perfect slopes for sledges!