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Snow and Bad Weather Policy

We understand the problems for parents and carers that unexpected school closures bring.

At Robert Ogden our policy is that the school will remain open whatever the weather conditions.

Closing the school due to adverse weather will only be considered as the last option after taking into account the predicted weather conditions and the risk to staff and children in the school.

We have an SMS emergency text message system and parents/carers are encouraged to provide all mobile phone contact details so they can be updated by text message directly by the school.

If we decide that we are unable to keep the school open, we will contact parents/carers by text message and the following local radio website www.dearnefm.co.uk will be updated.

We will also update the message on the school’s telephone voice mail.