Severe Weather

Our aim is to keep the school open if at all possible. We would only close the school if it is unsafe for staff or pupils to be onsite .If staff are unable to get to school, we will adjust our learning accordingly, so classes/groupings will possibly be changed for the duration of adverse weather. There may also need to be some minor adjustments to the length of the day. On these occasions it would be sensible to provide your child with a packed lunch, as we could not guarantee the kitchen would be fully staffed.

We will do our very best to avoid closing the school during the day if the weather suddenly deteriorates, but if this is necessary we would contact you via text or telephone.

If we make the decision to close the school, we would notify you as soon as possible. The message would be sent via text messaging and there would be a message posted on the Kent Closures Website: http://www.kentclosures.co.uk/master.php. You will also be able to find out about other services on this site, such as nurseries or children’s centres. There will also be announcements on KMFM, BBC Radio Kent or Heart FM. Our school website: www.east-stour.kent.sch.uk will also be kept up-to-date.

Thank-you for your continued support.

Mrs Steward

Headteacher.