Emergency Information

  • Please ensure we have current up to date telephone numbers to enable us to make contact with you in case of any emergency.
  • We have a text messaging service and will use this to let you know of any emergency closures.
  • Please also listen to the local Radio Stations – BBC Radio Solent, Heart South Coast, The Breeze, The Coast and Wave 105 for information regarding school closures.
  • Details of school closures will be updated via Hantsweb  www.hants.gov.uk/education/schoolclosures
  • Whenever possible, a recorded message will be left on the school telephone answer machine.

Ice and Snow Information for parents

Dear Parents

  • The following information has been put together to help us be prepared in adverse weather conditions, which may make it necessary for us to implement an Ice and Snow Plan to keep the school open or, if this is not possible, to notify parents that the school will be closed.
  • Information telling you if the school is closed will be available on the Hampshire County Council website www.hants.gov.uk/education/schoolclosures
  • Local radio stations such as Radio Solent, Heart South Coast, The Breeze, The Coast and Wave 105 will also broadcast information regarding school closures.
  • We will send a text message to let you know of any emergency closures.
  • Each case of adverse weather will be looked at individually and appropriate action taken accordingly. This means some or all of the following measures MAY be implemented to keep the school open but does not necessarily mean all will be needed.
  • The Information about access to the school, if we are able to open, will be given on the Website, and by text message.

The following guidance is from the Ice and Snow Plan detailing measures we may need to implement.

  • If ice and snow make access to the school site difficult the gate from the churchyard will be kept locked.
  • Access to the school site will be from the top gate on the main Otterbourne Road and the main pedestrian entrance only.
  • If necessary a pathway will be cleared from these two access routes which will lead to the ramp access by the fox classroom. This pathway will be defined by cones and tape and parents and pupils should remain within the confines of the gritted area.
  • Access to ladybird, hedgehog and fox classrooms will be from the ramp access by the fox classroom and then along the top paved area in front of the 3 classrooms. Children for falcon class should enter the building via the fox classroom.
  • The area at the back of the school between the Early Years Play Area and the Library Door will not be in use at all. Therefore parents for children in the ladybird class will collect children from the front door of the Class by the playground.
  • Signs will be placed on access routes showing whether they are open or closed.
  • Decisions may be taken to keep children in at break times and lunch time or restrict the outside areas they can use subject to conditions at the time.
  • Children may instead of scheduled break times be allowed access to the playground and field towards the end of the day if safe to do so.