Snow/Inclement Weather

Snowfall overnight

If there is heavy snowfall overnight, we will:

  • aim to make a decision to open or close by 7.30am
  • notify parents/carers via SchoolPing and the school website
  • notify the following radio stations which broadcast school closures on air- Heart FM- BBC Sussex
  • if possible, put a sign on the school gates saying the school is closed 

Snowfall during the school day

If there is heavy snowfall during the school day, we will:

  • monitor the depth and rate of snowfall until it becomes apparent that conditions are likely to become unsafe for all concerned on their journeys to and from school
  • contact parents via SchoolPing, email and website to advise them that the school will close early
  • keep the children in their classrooms or the hall until they are picked up
  • only allow children to be collected by parent/carer or an elected collector
  • supervise children until their parents/carers arrive
  • invite members of staff who live in vulnerable geographical areas to go home at the safest opportunity