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Procedure for School Closure due to Snow

 

In the event of severe weather conditions when it is decided not to open school , we will notify you by text message on your mobile phone. We will also place a notice on the school’s website and we usually notify the local radio stations, BBC Three Counties and Heart FM, as well as Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC), so that you can check the CBC website for information using their ‘State of Schools’ (SOS) system.

 

Parents can sign up for email alerts from the Schools Opening Status (SOS) system about the status of the school during bad weather conditions (i.e. open or closed).  The SOS system also shows the status of the school transport routes, if the buses will be running or not on a particular route.  It also has the ability to provide highways reports on the state of the roads.  All these will be updated live on the website and email alerts will be sent to notify everyone who has registered.  To sign up for this service, parents should visit the website below and register.  The use of the SOS system will be in addition to the measures mentioned earlier.

 

From November 2018, Central Bedfordshire Council will also be updating their telephone message service.  These updates will allow parents to call in out of hours to hear the latest information regarding bad weather.  Any changes will be made by 7am each morning and their website has been changed accordingly.  The updates on the website also provides all the telephone numbers for transport operators and route information for designated buses.  This information can all be found on the third link below.

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