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Severe Weather Warning Instructions

17th November 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

Set out below are our procedures for informing you whether The Barnehurst Federation schools will be open or not should there be snow or any other extreme weather conditions.

Our schools subscribe to the School Closure website (Opencheck) which can be found at www.bexley.gov.uk and in the first instance this is where you must check if the school is open or not. Click on the School Closure button which is on the Bexley homepage (only during poor weather) and this will take you straight to the School Closure website. On this page, on the top dropdown menu choose Bexley and on the one underneath choose Barnehurst Infant or Junior School. A message will appear stating the current status of the school. However, please check the date/time when it was updated as it could refer to the previous day. Also, if you have children in both schools please check both schools as the status may be different.

We will also send you a text via Parentmail. However, we know from past experience that the text messaging systems get overloaded and the message can be delayed quite severely. We will also send an email to you so you can check those as well. Please check that your Parentmail details are up to date.

I will endeavour to make a decision as to whether the schools are open or closed by 7:30am. The reasons I will close are lack of staff, lack of water, lack of meals or a dangerous site.

When a decision is made, we will update the School Closure website, a message will be left on our answer phone and you will be sent a text and an email as stated above.

Should you not have internet access, please phone 020 8408 7508 and enter the school’s number: 303 5200 (Infant) 303 5201 (Junior).

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. C. Malone

Head Teacher