Snow and bad Weather

Our school will always endeavor to operate as normal during adverse weather and closures will only ever be made as a last resort and if there is a risk to the health and safety of our pupils.

A decision to close school is only taken as a last resort and after conversations between the  Headteacher, the Chair of Governors and the Caretaker. In reaching a decision many factors are considered, such as;

  • Heating availability and temperature inside school

  • Condition of water pipes in school and availability of running water

  • Condition of the immediate local roads

  • Ensuring the playground and paving around school can have secure, clear pathways to allow safe movement

  • Ability of adequate staff numbers to reach school

Closing the School is only a last resort!

General information

If the school does not plan to open in the morning, how will I find out?
We will update this website and Staffordshire County Council website/Facebook Page. Local radio stations will broadcast a list of closed schools by checking the Council website. A text message will also be sent to our parents/carers. Please ensure that your number is up to date that the School Office holds to receive this as and when.

What happens if there is bad weather during the day and we are forced to close early?
This site will be updated as soon as the decision is made and a text message will be sent out notifying you of this. The Staffordshire County Councils website will also be updated. You can view this at

How can I contact school during the day if I am worried about whether the school is about to close?
Normally school closures will be notified by the website and by a blanket text message to parents, but if you are worried please phone the main school number (01827) 214666.

How will children be sent home if we do close early?
We will stay with children as long as it takes to ensure that they are safely released. If you send another person than yourself to collect your child, make sure that we know who is picking them up.