Information for Parents

In the event of heavy snow this winter

Dear Parents

In the event of heavy snow this winter

If at all possible we will be open and we will aim to remain open despite any snow. On the first day of heavy snow we will all have to accept that only parts of the site can be made safe whilst other parts of the site will remain untreated. Clear pathways will be secured from Cansfield Grove (entrance by English) to the school building and from the main building to Technology, Music,

Science and the Dining Room. Students should only use the treated pathways and it is our advice to remain in the building as much as possible throughout the day. The corridors will be made dry throughout the day, but parts may be wet at times, and all should take note of the signs displayed.

If we are not able to open then we will post arrangements for that day by 8.00 am and by 3.00 pm for the following day(s) – all on the school website. We will also use, in addition, schoolcomms and the school gateway app.

When opened during this period sensible footwear is advised and acceptable and preferably a change of footwear for the building to keep it as safe and dry as possible. Students will be allowed a mobile phone in order to keep you informed of any changes to arrangements that may be necessary as the day unfolds.

Who knows, maybe none of these arrangements will be needed this year but, as always, thanks for your understanding.

Information Booklets for Parents


Prevent Strategy

Promoting British Values

Snow Letter 2017

Student Code of Conduct

Reporting Absences

If your child is going to be absent, please ring school as early in the day as possible, giving the reason why your child cannot attend.

Please write a note for your child to give to his/her Form Tutor on the first day of their return back to school.

Where possible make medical appointments after school or during school holidays. For unavoidable Hospital or dental appointments, please produce a note or card to show to the Form tutor.

Keep in touch with School Gateway App

Using your smart phone, please download the new School Gateway App.  This will save us a significant amount on our text messaging costs and is completely free for you to use.  You will receive and can reply to free instant messages on your phone.  All your school messages will be in one place.  To install the app simply search the store for ‘School Gateway’ or for iphones go to  or smart phones go to