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Academy Closure procedure

The decision to close the school is a serious one. Our main consideration will always be the health and safety of our children and staff. Please be aware that all schools are different and can be affected by such situations in different ways. Hopefully, it will not be necessary to close the school, but it is always best to prepare for the eventuality just in case. If you update your mobile telephone number please ensure you advise the school office who will then update our system with the new number.

 

Academy Closure Procedures Emergencies and Inclement weather

 

In the case of extreme weather, any decision whether or not to close the school will be taken as early as possible. The Headteacher/s will consult with site staff and make a decision about whether school will remain open. In the event of disruption caused by heavy snow the prime concern of the school must always be the safety of the pupils and staff. Each closure is logged on a daily basis after reassessment of conditions of the site and the surrounding area and the supervision of pupils.

 

Emergency Closures outside the school day (e.g. snow closures)

Once a decision has been made to close the school, the following actions will take place. We will announce the closure on the Academy website www.bursaracademy.co.uk. Local radio stations will also be notified.  If you wish to be kept abreast of real-time updates visit the website.   The Local Authority website will also have school closure information https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/

As a further communication method a text alert will be sent to the main contact for your child.  

Year 5 and 6 pupils will be released independently if they have access to their home and regularly walk to or from school.  Pupils who are not collected within half an hour will have alternative contacts notified for collection.

 

Emergency Closures within the school day.

 

If the school has to be closed during the school day, the school will begin a procedure for contacting parents as soon as possible that the school is being closed, through text alerts as well as through contacting local radio stations and North East Lincolnshire Council website. In such occasions, our main aim is to ensure the safety of the children on the school site whilst waiting to be collected.