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School Closure

 Emergency Closure of School


Only very rarely does the school need to close due to adverse weather conditions.


If it is necessary for the school to be closed parents will be sent a text and additional information can be found:



If your child’s school bus is not running in the morning to school (because of bad weather) then it will not run in the afternoon to bring children home.  If you choose to bring your child to school you will be responsible for collecting them at the end of the school day.


No child (including bus children) will be allowed to leave school without parental permission.


Permission can be in the form of a phone message/e-mail or a note in the Home-school diary; however the note must be dated for that day as we cannot accept an ‘open’ dated note.