Sevenoaks Primary School will stay open if at all possible during severe weather such as deep/drifting snow, very high winds, widespread flooding.
We will make every effort to remain open throughout the Winter – however, should we experience such severe conditions that force us to close, these closures will be announced on the following radio stations:-
KMFM : Frequency 96.2/101.6 FM
BBC Radio Kent : Frequency 96.7/104.2 FM
Heart FM : Frequency 103.1/102.8 FM
School closures will also be posted on the KCC website (www.kent.gov.uk/winter) as well as our own SPS website.
Parents have the responsibility of getting children/pupils to and from school safely and need to decide if the journey is safe when severe weather affects transport and/or walking conditions. Parents should inform schools if their child is absent due to severe conditions making the journey unsafe.
If conditions worsen within the school day and we feel for safety reasons that the school should close, parents will be informed by text and a message will be displayed on the school website.
If parents feel it is absolutely necessary to collect children, the school should if possible be contacted prior to collection. Please avoid collecting children before the end of the day unless you feel their safety is at risk.
On occasions, school meal services may be affected by weather conditions so it is a good idea for pupils to bring in extra food. Please ensure your son/daughter is appropriately clothed for cold/wet/windy weather and that shoes/boots have good grip for icy conditions.