Emergency School Closure
Severe Weather and Emergency Closure Arrangements
If severe weather or another emergency prevents the school from opening, you will receive an email to inform you of the closure. Wherever possible, notification will also be sent via Arbor text message. Notification will also be given to the local authority, who will update the school status on the school closures section of the Suffolk County Education website: https://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk/
In the event of wide spread school closures, local radio (BBC Radio Suffolk and HEART) tend to monitor school closures on the Suffolk County Education website and broadcast information from 7:30 am onwards.
We will do everything in our power to keep the school open and operational and school closure is always a last resort. A decision to close the school may be made the night before the day of closure to allow you time to make alternative arrangements in advance, otherwise it will be made that morning.
If the school does close for whatever reason, the teachers will turn to remote learning for the period of school closure and you will be contacted about what work the children will be expected to complete.
In the event of snow and the school remains open, we like to give the children opportunities to play in it and special safe activities are organised. Your child can take part if they have WELLINGTON BOOTS, WARM COAT and GLOVES in school, along with INDOOR FOOTWEAR to change into.