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Snow Procedure



In the event of a heavy fall of snow please note the following:


  • The After School and Breakfast Club will not operate (we cannot guarantee that staff can be here in time).


  • In the event of the school having to close this will be posted on our website This will also be announced on Three Counties or Heart FM. The schools answer phone will also have a message – although this is likely to be busy.


  • On coming to school please ensure that the school is open and that you speak to a member of staff before leaving your child.


  • It is a parent’s decision as to whether or not it is safe to travel, please do not take any risks if you live some distance away.


  • You can also sign up to an automated service from Central Bedfordshire Council which will advise if the school is open.


    If the school is open


  • The registers will remain open until 9.30am to allow children time to travel to school.


  • Come in Wellingtons/boots – don’t forget your hat, scarf and gloves.


  • Bring a change of shoes.


  • Bring a change of clothes (jogging bottoms are a good idea).


  • Children will be allowed to play out in the snow but the school makes a daily risk assessment to assess the suitability of children playing outside. We do not allow children to throw snow balls.


  • If there is heavy snow during the day please collect your child early from 1.30pm onwards.


  • For parents and staff driving to Kestrel Way we would like to advise you to enter the development via Johnson Drive which will lead into the back of Kestrel Way so that you do not encounter a slope in the road.


  • Please ring the school if you are going to be late collecting your child but don’t forget to make emergency arrangements.


  • It is the school’s responsibility to clear and grit one main pathway around the school in times of ice and snow. Please keep to the cleared pathway. The school cannot be held responsible if parents choose to walk on small uncleared pathways. Signs will be displayed around school to inform parents of the cleared pathways to gain access into and out of school.