Kempston Challenger Academy | Adverse Weather Procedures
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Adverse Weather Procedures

Adverse Weather Procedures

During the winter months there are occasions when we can experience adverse weather conditions. It is always very difficult when we have snow and ice to determine how this will affect travel. We would ask that you follow the policy below if we experience any bad weather over the winter months.

If at all possible, the school will remain open and staff will be here as normal. As a school a large proportion of staff do not live locally and therefore may find it difficult to get to school if there is a heavy snowfall or if the road conditions are dangerous. In these circumstances it may be necessary to close the school.

Information will be placed on the school website and on the school Facebook and Twitter. Whenever possible this will be before 7:30am. A text and or email will also be sent to advise parents/carers of a school closure.

During the school day

Once the decision has been made to open the school we will endeavour to not close during the day.

If the weather becomes severe during the day we may need to reconsider this. Parents may contact the school if they feel that they would like to collect their child early for safety reasons (i.e. travelling/walking long distances or collecting other children from local schools).

To ensure you receive up to date information from the school we strongly advise you to make sure that your email address and mobile number are correct as this is how we would communicate with you.

Gritting policy

The Site-team will do their best to salt those parts of our paths that are close to the buildings and we know are likely to be slippery. We cannot salt the playgrounds or car parks. We would therefore recommend that staff, parents and students treat all path and playground areas as potential slip hazards and take appropriate precautions in cold weather.