Each day of any event of severe weather, I as headteacher will make an assessment about whether it is safe and practical to open the school to pupils. This decision will be made early in the morning, usually by 8 o'clock, to inform you if we are to close.
You will be informed by text before 8.00am if the school is to close to your child each day. If you do not hear anything from us, the school will be open. Should you wish to check reports of closure, you can do so by visiting either our school website or the council website www.kirklees.gov.uk/schoolclosures where you will find up-to-date information or follow them at twitter.com/kirkleesschools. Closure information will also be shared with the local radio and TV stations for them to use as they wish in their bulletins. You can also check on weather and gritting updates at www.kirklees.gov.uk/winter or follow them at twitter.com/Kirkleeswinter.
Please be assured that I only decide to close our school in exceptional circumstances where the safety of your children is the primary concern. This may also be due to the availability of teaching staff who travel some distance to reach school, rather than purely conditions for pupils getting to school.
Please do not ring the school office to ask if we will be open. The phone lines need to stay free so staff can keep me updated as to whether their journeys are affected. In the rare instance that I am unable to get to school, I shall make a decision based on site conditions as reported by our caretaker Mr. Crank.