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Putteridge Primary School

Putteridge Primary School

Severe Weather Policy

There can be occasions when severe weather cause disruption to travel. Most commonly this occurs due to snowfall.

Our policy, in these circumstances, is as follows:

Always assume the school is open. If a decision to close (due to severe weather) is made, the following will apply;

  • We will update our website as soon as a decision is made 
  • Send a text message to parents - please make sure to keep us informed of changes to your mobile number. 
  • In the case of school closure, we will also inform local radio - please follow this link for school closures in Luton: https://www.luton.gov.uk/Education_and_learning/Schools_and_colleges/term-dates-school-closures/Pages/School%20closures.aspx
  • We will always try to keep the school open
  • We will only close the school when roads are in a hazardous condition and therefore travel would put individuals safety at risk

To ensure that our telephone system does not become clogged with traffic, could we please ask that:

  • You visit the school website as this can be updated very quickly and will display the most up to date news
  • Download the app from our website (if you have a mobile equiped to receive these) so that you will be able to access information from our website whenever it is updated
  • Ensure that we have your current mobile 'phone number so that a text message can be sent to you

Please do not call the office to request early collection of your child. Once a decision has been made, the procedures will be communicated to you via the channels explained above.