Severe Weather Arrangements

Schools will stay open if at all possible when there is severe weather such as deep/drifting snow, very high winds, widespread flooding. Parents and carers have the responsibility of getting children/pupils to and from school safely and need to decide if the journey is safe when severe weather affects transport and/or walking conditions. Parents/carers should inform schools if their child is absent due to severe conditions making the journey unsafe. If your child has a disability and/or learning difficulty your decision to take the journey must take this into consideration. Please consider carefully and only keep children at home if conditions are unsafe.

Royal Rise Primary School has a policy covering what it will do and what it expects parents, carers and children to do in relation to snow conditions.

If you want to find out if the school is closed due to bad weather conditions, such as snow or floods, please follow check the Kent County Council School Closures site.

We also inform local radio stations e.g. BBC Kent, as to whether we are closed.