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Adverse weather procedures

During adverse weather conditions any urgent information will appear on the website home page.

Please see below some reminders regarding school closure in the event of bad weather.

It is the policy of Nishkam School to make every effort to remain open whenever possible.

The decision to close the school either before or during the school day will be made by the Headteacher in conjunction with the governing body. The school will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply:


1. Insufficient staff can come in to keep the school running safely.

2. Conditions on site are dangerous

3. Conditions are or are anticipated to later become too hazardous for travel.

4. Heating failure or inability to warm the school to reasonable and acceptable levels

5. A red weather warning for the region is put in place by the Met Office. Red warning: dangerous weather is expected and, if you haven’t already done so, you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the severe weather. It is very likely that there will be a risk to life, with substantial disruption to travel, you should avoid travelling, where possible, and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.

If the school is to close:

1. The closure will be recorded on the school website

2. Parents will be alerted to the closure by the either the school texting service or email service by the Headteacher once the closure has been agreed with Governors.

Parents are expected to check the website and/or texts when a closure is a possibility.