St John's C of E Primary School, Caterham

St Johns Caterham

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Severe Weather

During severe weather conditions, we will make every effort to keep the school open for as many children as possible. However, in some circumstances, following completion of a risk assessment, we may decide that it is necessary to temporarily close the school.  Reasons may include:

·         Too few staff members can reach the school, or advice is issued against travelling

·          Pupils' travelling to and from school is dangerous. e.g. sliding cars on Markfield Road

·         Risk of injury to pupils, staff or visitors due to the weather conditions

·         A failure of the school’s heating systems


In such circumstances we will always attempt to give parents and carers advance notice, but due to the unpredictable nature of some weather events this may not always be possible.

In the event of the school having to be closed, parents will be informed by text / email and our website will be updated to  inform parents and carers.