Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to close the school because of severe weather problems or other emergencies. The school will only be closed as a last resort. Before deciding upon closure the following considerations are made:
- Are access roads safe?
- Are there on-site hazards?
- Will there be enough staff to safely supervise the children?
- Can a reasonable temperature be maintained?
- Are toilet facilities and water operational?
- Can we serve school dinners?
Should it be necessary to close the school during the day, we will contact parents and carers by email or telephone. If we are unable to contact parents, carers or other emergency contacts that we have on our records, we will keep the child safely at school or at a safe location until normal finish time.
If there are serious weather problems that prevent school from opening, the Executive Headteacher will inform the Trust, Cambridgeshire County Council and the local radio stations of the decision to not open the school. Parents / carers are advised to listen to local radio stations – BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and Heart FM - where updated lists of schools closing will be read aloud at regular intervals. We will also issue a statement on the school website www.burrowmoor.net and on our Facebook page.