Emergency Closures

How will I know if Redhill Primary School is closed?

Schools are expected to operate normally wherever feasible and we will only resort to closure or early closure in exceptional circumstances. We will take into consideration whether children and staff can travel safely to and from school and if the site will remain safe throughout the day.

In the unlikely event that we need  to close our school due to adverse weather conditions or any other unforeseen circumstance (such as heating failure, burst water pipe, etc.), we will make a decision as soon as possible and preferably before 8.00 am in the morning.

A risk assessment is conducted taking into account a range of factors including:

  • ♦ State of pathways, steps and slopes around the school.
    ♦ Condition of roads and pathways in the local area.
    ♦ If the school’s heating, lighting and water is working correctly.
    ♦ Whether catering can be provided.
    ♦ Availability of public transport. 
    ♦ Weather forecast.

Every effort will be made to inform parents/carers and the local authority at the earliest opportunity. This will be done in in the following order:

  1. ♦ Sending a text message to all parents to say the school is closed.
  2. ♦ Displaying a message on this website.
  3. ♦ Informing  Staffordshire County Council – click on the button below to check school closures.
  4. ♦ Local radio stations will use the information from the Staffordshire County Council website  to broadcast which schools are closed.

 

School Closure List