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Emergency Plans for Extreme Weather

Should we experience extremely wet, icy or snowy conditions, every effort will be made to keep the school open, although this will also depend upon sufficient staff being able to reach the school for it to open. In slippery conditions we will clear or de-ice the main entrances and footpaths into the buildings and we will endeavour to mark out a safe footpath using cones/markers. However, the main playground areas may remain slippery and will be out of bounds so please keep off those areas.


In the event of severe weather of any kind, every effort will be made to keep the school open, even if only limited numbers can attend. Once in school, pupils will be kept for the whole school day, unless conditions deteriorate. (Please ensure your contact details are kept up to date). We will endeavour to keep the school telephone manned if possible and, again if possible, will record up to date information for parents on our answerphone (01823 274770).


Your main sources of information will be via our school website up to date information on school closures will also be available on Somerset County websites and local radio stations:


Radio Bristol and Somerset Sound: 95.5 FM
BBC Somerset 1566 MW
Heart FM: 93.5 FM
Heart Somerset 102.6 FM


In exceptional circumstances it may be decided by the County Emergency Planning Manager to close all schools in the County. This would apply to both pupils and staff. Should this occur, information will be broadcast on radio and television.