Arrangements for Snow - Friday 18th January

shoveling-snow-2-clipartThe Met Office have updated the Friday forecast to an Amber Warning of snow.  The warning now takes effect from 4am on Friday morning and reads:

"As the weather breaks down, an area of snow looks increasingly likely to spread from the southwest. Winds will strengthen and blizzard conditions are likely, especially over high ground. Accumulations of more than 10-15 cm of snow could well occur quite widely, with the risk of 25 cm or more over high ground."

Clearly there is the potential for some severe disruption, and we will be following advice in watching for updates to this warning. Disruption is predicted to be looking increasingly likely as we move nearer to Friday.

This has forced the school to review its contingency arrangements in preparation for a significant snow fall. We will take account of both the local conditions in Wotton-under-Edge as well as the travel plans of staff - many of whom live at distance from the school - when making a decision as to whether the school will close.

We will make a decision by 7.15am on Friday morning and if school closure is the only option then this notification will appear promptly on the home page of our website. The schools closure list website for Gloucestershire will also be informed and local radio should be broadcasting regular updates to this list. If we remain open then notices will not appear in these locations.

Due to the risk of closure and the nature of the perishable foods we have decided to postpone Class India's lunch and worship until Friday 25th January. We apologise for the inconvenience to parents.