John Stainer

Emergency closure policy

If for any reason we have to close the school as an emergency, a text message will be sent to parents and a notice will be posted on the website saying the school is closed. We do not make this decision lightly as we realise how disruptive it is for children and parents. The decision is made by the headteacher to close the school and the Local Authority are informed. This has happened (very infrequently) in the past, mainly because of the snow stopping transport systems, which affects staff being able to get to school, if the water supply across the school is cut off or due to lack of heating.

In the event of a planned strike where we do not have enough staff to cover classes, then generally we are able to give you some advance warning.

We strongly suggest having a contingency plan agreed with friends or family about what to do in the event of a school closure, to help keep disruption to a minimum.