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Coppice Valley Primary School

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Emergency Closure Procedures



In the event of extreme weather conditions or in any emergency that may necessitate the closure of the school the following procedure will be followed to ensure the safety of children, parents and staff.

The Head will make a decision as early as possible as to whether there is a need to close the school or to open later than usual. Full day school closures will be a last resort.

School will contact Stray FM (97.2 FM) who broadcast regular morning bulletins and a text message will be sent out informing parent/carers of the situation.

If parent/carers are in any doubt as to whether the school will be open, this could be particularly in bad weather, please call in advance and ensure that children are accompanied to School.

Any parent/carers who still arrive at school with their children at the normal start time will be updated by a member of staff if available. It is therefore important that Stray FM bulletins are listened to and text messages are checked.

In bad weather, parent/carers wishing to collect their child early will be able to do so from approx. 2pm onwards to enable them to get home safely in daylight. If this time changes a text message will be sent. Parent/carers must collect from Reception at the front of school and sign their child out.

In the event of School having to close earlier than normal all parent/carers will be informed by text. Emergency contact numbers will be used, pick-up arrangements will be logged and a record will be kept of departure times. If parent/carers cannot be contacted children will remain in School and we will continue to try to make contact.