Beaumont Leys

Bad Weather Arrangements

Bad weather, especially snow causes all sorts of difficulties in school. If we have to take the decision to close the following arrangements are in place to notify parents and students.

A large number of our students walk to school and therefore we must take into consideration the feasibility of them being able to get to school safely. The health and safety of our students is a priority and if we do not think they will be able to get to school safely we may have to close.

If a decision is taken to close the school early in the morning this will be announced on BBC Radio Leicester 104.9FM.

BBC Radio Leicester will broadcast the information on their breakfast programme between 6:00am to 09:00am and also on their website (under ‘School Closures’). They will also have up-to-date weather forecasts and travel news throughout the day.

When large numbers of schools are closing updates on the BBC website may be delayed. Therefore we encourage all parents to ensure their contact details are up to date so that they receive our text message notifying them of the school closure.

Once the decision to close has been taken, we will put a message on the school website:

Closure during the school day...

In the event that students have been able to come to school in the morning, but we are forced to close early because of extreme weather – the arrangements are as follows:

We will send a text message to all parents to inform them that the school will be closing.

Once the decision to close has been taken, we will put a message on the school website:

To ensure adequate arrangements are in place parents should share a contingency plan with their son/daughter as to who they should contact/where to go (if not home) if the school has to close early for whatever reason and if no one would be at home.

It is impossible for the school to telephone every parent to inform them of early closure so please ensure your child knows exactly what to do in this event.