We will, of course, endeavour to keep the school open if at all possible, but severe weather conditions could make it necessary to close the school if it were dangerous or unreasonably difficult:
- for children or sufficient numbers of staff to reach school and provide an adequate educational service.
- for children or staff to journey to, and return from, school safely and without undue delay.
To check whether the school is going to be closed, please visit the school website www.bishopscaundle.dorset.sch.uk. A warning message will be clearly displayed on the home page. In addition, Dorset Council also has a website for schools to register with if they are closed due to severe weather. A member of staff will update this as early as possible if we are to close. This should be done by 6.45am.
The Dorset Council website can be accessed in two ways:
Dorset Council will also advise radio stations on the school’s behalf, so please listen to our local radio stations for information if you do not have access to the internet.
Local radio stations:
- Heart FM (Dorset) on 102.3 MHz
- Heart FM (Somerset) 102.6 MHZ
- Midwest Radio / The Breeze in Yeovil 105.6 MHZ
We will also send a text via your mobile phones to inform you of school closure so it is really important that we have your up to date details on file. In addition to this, we will update our school smart phone App which will send a push notification to your phone.
If conditions permit, a member of staff will endeavour to get to the office but it would be appreciated if you did not ring the school directly, except in extreme circumstances, to avoid ‘blocking’ our lines.