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Information regarding adverse weather

The default position will be that school will be OPEN.  Parents and staff should assume that school is open unless informed otherwise. 

If there is inclement weather then the school leadership team will undertake the following: 

  • The site will be assessed first thing in the morning to ensure it is safe
  • A decision will be made, as early as possible, with regards to any special arrangements required to ensure the safety of our student and staff
  • Following any decisions or alteration from the normal school day, parents will be informed by text, a notice will be on the school website (www.oxtedschool.org) and our social media sites (Facebook (www.facebook.com/oxtedschool) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/@oxtedschool)
  • In the event that we have to close the school, work will be set on FROG for all students

If school is open, it is at the discretion of parents to decide whether it is safe for their child to travel to school.  It is important that no one travels against their own better judgement just because school is open.

If it is clear that we cannot make school safe enough and we are forced to decide to close the school, we ask parents to have a plan in place for their child.  We will, as always, make every effort to ensure the school is open as usual.