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Bad Weather procedures

Dear Parents,

Please see below our Bad weather procedures. It is always our aim to keep you informed with the most up to date arrangements as soon as possible.


Bad Weather Procedures


Hatch Ride School will seek to minimise the impact of bad weather on the normal operation of the school.


In rare circumstances where it is not possible to operate the school safely and action is required, the following risk factors are considered:


  • Is the site safe for staff and pupils to attend?

  • Are sufficient staff able to access the site in order to be able to operate safely?

  • Are all utilities and services able to operate (water, heating, electricity and kitchen)?

  • Are staff and students able to travel to and from the site safely?


    In the event that one or more of the above factors is answered in the negative, the school will consider the following actions:


  • Footwear or uniform adjustment

  • Late start

  • School closure


    Decisions will be made by the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team, in consultation with governors.


    School Closure before the start of the school day

    The school will complete an appropriate risk assessment and notify staff and parents/carers by 7.45am. The school will release this information primarily using Parent mail and the school website. The school will issue updates on an ongoing basis.


    School Closure during the school day

In the event of an early closure, parents will be advised in advance (as far as is possible) that this is a potential course of action. The school will release this information via Parent mail and the school website.


Kind regards

J Sparrowhawk

  • Hatch Ride Primary School
  • Hatch Ride Primary School,
  • Hatch Ride,
  • Crowthorne,
  • Berkshire,
  • RG45 6LP