School Closure Procedures

WINTER WEATHER  - Reminder of School Procedures

In case of severe weather conditions, we thought it would be helpful to remind you of arrangements if St Mary’s was forced to close due to severe weather conditions.

Also could we remind parents that it is VITAL we have your up to date contact  number as our prime method of communication should we have to  close the  school is  via  TEXT  MESSAGE. Please ensure the office has your up to date MOBILE number - if in doubt  please check.

Also please ensure you are fully aware of our website address: 

and  our twitter  site:

As any decision to close the school would be followed up by messages on these two forms of media.

Finally messages are then filtered through to our local radio stations and it would also be a good  idea to make a note of these stations:

  • à         BBC Warwickshire and  Coventry  94.8FM,   103.7FM and 104FM
  • à         BRMB (now known as Free Radio) 96.4MHz FM.
  • à         BBC WM 95.

With regard to school closure a decision will only be made to close the school as a last resort and if any of the following apply: -

  1. ·         Concerns about safety and the accessibility of the site and surrounding area.
  2. ·         Unavailability of heat, light, power and water.
  3. ·         Unavailability of staff.
  4. ·         Unavailability of meals.
  5. ·         Concerns for pupils and staff travelling safely to and from school.

We will always endeavour to let you know as soon as possible.

Please note unless circumstances are extreme we will avoid closing the school early. As with previous years if there is severe weather during the school day, we allow parents to collect children early. We leave this as a parental decision as everybody's circumstances are different.

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