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Should the school be closed for any reason (snow, flooding, broken heating etc.) you will be able to find out on the county council’s website. This website is updated in real time by the school and will allow you to get up to date information on a closure. In addition, a smart phone version of the school closure list is also available.
The link below will take you to the school closer list on the Staffordshire county council's website.
Staffordshire County Council does not make a decision to close all schools due to bad weather. The decision to close the school will be taken by the Headteacher. They have to determine whether children and staff can travel safely to and from school and if the site will remain safe throughout the day.
To do this a risk assessment is conducted taking into account a range of factors including:
In the event of school closure the Headteacher will contact transport operators to advise them that the school is closed.
If the school is open transport operators may still feel that it is unsafe to make a journey because of the weather in their district. They can make the decision not to operate a run. They will advise parents/carers and the school of this as soon as possible.
If the school is closed: the headteacher will notify parents/carers who transport their own children.
If the school is open, but the parent/carer feels that the journey is not safe due to prevailing weather conditions then they should notify the school that they will not be bringing their child in.