Aiming for Excellence
Bad Weather Arrangements
Unfortunately it is sometimes necessary to close the School because of severe weather problems or other emergencies. Burrowmoor School will only be closed as a last resort, and the times when this actually happens are rare.
Before deciding upon closure the following considerations are made:-
- Are access roads safe?
- Are there on site hazards?
- Will there be enough staff to supervise?
- Can a reasonable temperature be maintained?
- Are toilet facilities and water operational?
Guidelines we follow:-
- Should it be necessary to close the school during the day we will telephone or text parents/carers.
- If we are unable to contact parents we will keep the child at school until normal time.
- If there are serious weather problems – floods, storms or snow, the Head Teacher will inform Cambridgeshire County Council and the local radio stations of the decision.
- Parents are advised to listen to local radio stations – BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and Heart FM, where updated lists of schools closing will be read at regular intervals. We will also issue a statement on the school website www.burrowmoor.net.