Emergency Closure Procedure
School procedures in the event of emergency including extreme weather conditions
The school website will be updated regularly with information. We shall also post information on social media. We shall also inform Radio City and Radio Merseyside.
Emergencies prior to the start of the School day
If an emergency, such as heavy overnight snow, should occur and it is judged that this will cause disruption and danger for students and staff, then a decision will be made as early as possible to close the School. A message will be posted on the School Website, Twitter, Facebook and local radio, and the Local Authority informed.
Should any student arrive at School we will look after them and make contact with parents to arrange for them to get home safely.
Emergency closure during the School day
If it is judged necessary to close the School once the School day has commenced, a message will be posted on the school website, Twitter and Facebook, and a text sent out to parents/carers informing them that the School is having to close, including time for closure.
Students will go to their form classes and be given the opportunity to make contact with parents/carers via mobile phones. Form tutors will check that this contact has been made before allowing any child to leave School. We will not allow students to leave until we have a definite arrangement for them to get home safely and students will be looked after at School until this is in place. Please ensure that your child and the School have an emergency contact number to cover this eventuality.
Note: Please be aware that the School bus services may not be available if emergencies occur during the day.
Public Examinations during an emergency closure
Should an emergency occur during a period of public examinations every effort will be made to keep the School open at least partially to enable these examinations to take place where it is judged safe to do so. Information regarding this will be posted on the website, Twitter and Facebook, and included in any texts.
Re-opening School after the emergency
The School website will be updated regularly and as soon as the decision is made to re-open it will appear on the website, Twitter and Facebook and local radio and the Local Authority will be informed.