Moorside Community Primary School

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Adverse Weather Information

7 February 2024 (by schooladmin)

Wednesday 7th February 2024

 Dear Parent/Carer,

 As you will be aware there is an amber weather in place for parts of West Yorkshire for Thursday and Friday.

 I wanted to remind everyone of the arrangements that are in place in the event that we have to close school before or during the school day.

 In the event of severe weather, as Headteacher, I will make an assessment about whether it is safe and practical to open the school to pupils. Factors influencing any decision to close or remain open include:

  • Ability of school meal provider to deliver meals (meals are transported from Greetland Academy).
  • Staff who are able to get to school to provide safe adult to pupil ratios. We do have a number of staff who live a distance from school.

Any decisions made will be based on factors affecting our school alone and other schools may make a different decision according to their individual circumstances.

 If school is not able to open due to snow or other adverse weather conditions, parents/carers will be notified in the following ways:

  • Text message - please ensure that we have up-to-date mobile numbers
  • School website
  • School Facebook page.
  • Seesaw

Calderdale Council no longer provide update on school closures.

Please keep an eye on these communications and try and refrain from ringing school as this can hamper our efforts to provide timely updates.

If weather conditions worsen during the school day and it becomes necessary to close school, parents and carers will be notified by text message. Under these circumstances we would appreciate children being collected as soon as possible. Any children who cannot be collected will be cared for in school until arrangements can be made for them to get home safely.

It is our aim to keep school open if this is at all possible, taking full account of the health and safety of staff, pupils and parents.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs. H. Higgs