Adverse Weather

 

We recognise that it is important our school remains open so parents are able to work and pupils can continue to learn. Hunton CEP School will make every effort to prepare for severe snow or ice during winter months.

 

How will we let you know if the school is closed?

If we do experience severe snow or ice resulting in hazardous conditions, the Head Teacher may have to take the decision to close the school. Once this decision has been made we will notify parents via the Kent Closures website. To determine whether Hunton CEP School is open or closed, please visit www.kentclosures.co.uk. Search for the school in the search box. The Kent Closures website can also be used to find out if other services in Kent are open or closed, such as nurseries, children's centres and libraries. We also recommend parents sign up for SMS/email alerts on the Kent Closures website. This service will send an SMS or email alert to let parents know if Hunton CEP School is closed. Parents can also listen to KMFM, BBC Radio Kent or Heart FM to hear if the school has closed.

 

What can you do to help?

Please visit www.kent.gov.uk/winter for more information about gritting routes and travel issues around Kent so you can plan your journey.

Please can you provide a packed lunch from home in case school meals cannot be provided. Don't forget suitable warm clothing - gloves, hats, scarves, wellies etc or even a change of clothing. If you are a working parent or feel you may have a problem with a sudden earlier pick up, please could you put a back up plan in place with another family member or parent and inform the school. This will allow staff to leave earlier for their safety if weather dictates.

 

Many thanks for your support in helping Hunton CEP School to remain open during periods of severe snow and ice.