In the event of extreme inclement weather, such as when heavy falls of snow develop overnight and continue into the following day or extreme icy conditions occur, parents should take the following advice about the possibility of school closure. Whenever possible, Walesby C of E Primary School will remain open. However, we have to consider the safety of all our children and staff, some of whom travel a great distance into school each day.
Should the need arise, in severe weather a decision will be made by 7.30am if the school is to be closed. A text message alert will be sent informing you of school closure. We will also ring Capital FM and Radio Nottingham (local radio) weather line, in order for them to announce the school closure, at the earliest possible opportunity. We will then report the closure on www.ngalerts.co.uk and inform the LA of the school closure. The closure will also be announced on the school website at www.walesbyschool.org.uk. I would ask all parents to check for a text message or listen to one of these stations if heavy snow is falling or has fallen overnight or if there is other extreme weather and there have been school closures announced. Please do not telephone the school before 8:30am. If you do arrive at school, please do not leave your children without confirming that the school is to remain open.
Once the school is open for the day we will endeavour to remain open until the end of the normal school day at 3:15 pm. If heavy snow falls during the day and you are concerned about getting your child home, you are welcome to collect your child earlier. Please do not telephone in these circumstances, just call into school to collect the children. Phone lines do become extremely blocked as you can imagine. We will text parents if we make the decision to close the school at an earlier time.
Our aim is to open every day but hopefully, this information will give some clarity.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.