Severe Weather Procedures

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Severe Weather Procedures – Reminder to Families of Children Attending During Lockdown School Closure

Dear Parents and Carers

With the forecast of snow looking a possibility, please be reminded that the main means of communication are via the website (www.cherryorchardprimaryacademy.org.uk) and email to parents. 

Please monitor our website and facebook page for updates.  In the event of heavy snow which requires us to close the school we will also alert Kent County Council.  Updates on the status of our school and others can be found on Kent Schools Closures www.kentclosures.co.uk.  BBC Radio Kent, Heart FM and KMFM will use this information to broadcast school closures over the radio.

Parents can also register for alerts by email for free via  www.kentclosures.co.uk – as soon as we notify the KCC website of our closure, parents will be updated almost instantaneously. 

Every effort will be made to keep the school open – the factors that will lead to the decision to close the school are:

  • If the site is unsafe due to ice and/or snow;
  • If a reasonable temperature cannot be maintained in the building;
  • If water is not available and the toilet system is not working satisfactorily;
  • If staff cannot reach school and not enough staff are available to supervise the children.

If we are forced to close the school, children should continue with remote learning at home via the Google Classroom or Tapestry (year R and nursery).

If school is open and the weather deteriorates during the school day we will email then call you and update our website to request you to come and collect your child.  You must contact the school office via email (office@cherryorchardprimary.org.uk)  if an adult other than yourself is going to collect.  

Yours sincerely


Mrs J Forsythe
Principal