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Bad Weather Notice

Dear Parent/Carer

In the event of snow this week could I please remind you that there are a number of ways we will let you know if the school is closed, we will  put a message on the school website, and also use our Twitter and Facebook accounts, this information will be passed to Kent School Closures.

We do not take the decision to close the school lightly  however as a multi site school we are particularly susceptible to the effects of bad weather. Our staff and our 6th form students (plus a small number of KS4 students) have to travel between sites, which may be treacherous.  Also many of our staff (and students) travel in from a long distance.  We must always be sure that the school site is safe; the Chatham site especially is difficult to clear if it has been snowing.

It is our aim to keep the school open wherever possible to minimise the disruption to student learning and parent/carers’ own arrangements. Please assume that the school is open unless you hear otherwise. Our aim will be that students follow a normal school day, however it may be necessary that students will follow an alternative timetable (this will depend on the number of staff in the school).  This means that they will probably complete revision work or some other worthwhile activity. 

We will try to keep the school open for the whole day, but if the bus and train companies inform us that they are likely to stop running, then it is likely we will need to close early. OR if conditions deteriorate during the day we may take the decision to close early, to ensure all students can get home safely. We will send a text to parents in this case.

We suggest on these days that if there are issues with getting to and from school safely that the decision as to whether your child attends school is entirely up to you, however please inform the school if you are keeping your child at home.

On occasions where the school is forced to close completely, information about the closure will be on our school website and the following websites

Kind regards

Debra Liddicoat
Headteacher