School Closure

Procedures to inform Parents and Carers

The decision to close the school will be taken by the Headteacher of School and, in his absence, by the Deputy Head of School. It is only in extreme circumstances that consideration will be given to school closure e.g. extreme weather conditions, bomb threats, failure of school utilities.

In considering whether to close the school the main factors will be:

  • Safety and welfare of students and staff in school
  • Safety and welfare of students and staff travelling to and from school
  • Safeguarding of students at home alone

The decision to close the school will be made as early as possible to allow for families and staff to make necessary arrangements.

How we inform parents about a closure during the school day

We will inform parents by:

  • Group Call
  • Letter (via students)
  • Message on the school website
  • Local Radio (BBC Radio York and Yorkshire Coast Radio)
  • Twitter (#eskdaleschool)

How we inform parents about a prolonged closure or closure out of school hours:

  • Group Call
  • Letter (via students)
  • Message on the school website
  • Local Radio (BBC Radio York and Yorkshire Coast Radio)
  • Twitter (#eskdaleschool)

Parents will be informed the school is to re-open by:

  • Group Call
  • Letter (via students)
  • Message on the school website
  • Local Radio (BBC Radio York and Yorkshire Coast Radio)
  • Twitter (#eskdaleschool)

NYCC school closures website

Esk Valley Railway

Yorkshire Coast Radio - School Closure Live Updates

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