School Closure 13 December 2022
Work will be posted online as it was yesterday
Please ensure your child completes the work set, as well as having time outside to enjoy the snow.
The safety of the community has been at the centre of my decision. The site team spent yesterday clearing the pathways around the school, making them safe for pedestrians when we return. Our car parks are too big for manual clearance so early yesterday morning we contacted our grounds maintenance team to get their assistance in clearing these large, tarmac areas.
With the wider demands that the snow brings, the earliest they can arrive is 10am today. With the vast majority of staff and students arriving by car, the concern that I have is that if I allow cars on site this morning before the car parks are cleared, not only could it be dangerous for drivers on the snow, it will also compact the snow to an extent that it will not be clearable by mechanical means. Our car parks are on a slope and with temperatures not due to get above 3°C until Saturday, we would be left with treacherous car parks all week because any thaw will be incredibly slow, and then refreeze overnight.
I thank you for your support during this and hope that you stay well and warm during this cold period.