ROBERT PIGGOTT CofE SCHOOLS
SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
We will always do our best to keep the schools open
If you have not heard anything please check the website
PLEASE CHECK THE SCHOOL WEBSITE FOR UPDATES:
The schools will only close if we have insufficient staff to supervise children or if it is believed that there would be undue risks to staff and/or pupils by travelling to school and/or the school site presents a risk to health and safety. If the weather forecast shows the likelihood of a marked deterioration during the course of the morning, we could also take the decision to close.
The Executive Headteacher makes the decision about closure after consulting with staff about their travel conditions and after considering the safety of the school site. It is difficult to do this much in advance because conditions can differ across the area and decisions are not made until early in the morning if there has been snow overnight. We will try to advise everyone by 7:45am.
How will you be informed?
We will post a message on the home page of the school website
We will text and/or app you using our normal system; please make sure the details held in by the school are up-to-date. There may be a delay in the receipt of these messages due to network congestion
We will register any closures on Wokingham Borough Council’s website
Radio Stations (BBC Berkshire and Heart FM) will pick up school closures from the WBC website and broadcast them.
If you live some distance away you must make your own decision about road conditions and let us know if your child will not be attending school.
If you live within walking distance your child is expected to attend if the school is open.