School Closures

The school will always operate on the basis that it will open unless overnight weather conditions are so extreme that there would be significant risk to pupils and staff in getting to school. Where weather conditions have a significant effect on the numbers of staff and pupils that can reach school, a decision not to open will be made as early as possible on the relevant morning.


We will send a text message via our text messaging service and local media outlets (CFM Radio and Radio Cumbria) will be contacted immediately, as will our local school bus contractors.  If overnight/morning weather conditions are poor, please check your mobile for text messages before setting off or listen to one of these radio stations for information. 

In the separate event that weather conditions deteriorate during a normal school day, the school will implement its School Closure Procedures.

The local media will be contacted with details of the school closure and parents will be notified of the closure via our text messaging service.

You will be asked to telephone school to make arrangements for your child - whether they are to go home on the school buses, or to stay in school until you are able to arrange collection. It is therefore essential that the mobile phone you have nominated as your emergency contact number is in use at all times. Please keep the school office informed of any changes.