Over half of our students travel to the academy by school transport. As a consequence the evaluations of
road conditions from transport providers and the services that they are able to operate on a given day is a
key factor in our considerations when extreme weather threatens school closure.
Should a decision be taken to close, or part close, the academy a message (text and e‐mail) will be sent
simultaneously to all parents/carers (unless parents/carers have not opted into the InTouch
communication system), staff, the local authority, transport providers and the local media. A separate
message will be placed onto the academy website to confirm the details of the closure/part closure.
The academy will be open/fully open again on the following working day unless a similar message is sent 24
hours later after discussions with transport providers. In very extreme cases the transport providers may be
able to say that they will not be able to offer a service ‘in advance’ and we will then communicate the
consequences of that to all stakeholders as soon as is feasible.
In these circumstances students will be able to work from home as long as they can access the academy
learning web through an internet connection. Every student has access to relevant work there whether it is
SAM learning, Bitesize, Boardworks and/or a range of subject specific activities and resources.