Emergency Arrangements

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.

In these circumstances, we will 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.

Stay in touch The school appreciates that during bad weather children may arrive later than normal but parents should endeavour to contact the school to let them know they are on their way if likely to be delayed.

The school recognises there will be isolated instances where families are cut off, even where the clear majority of children can get into school. In such instances parents should inform the school of the circumstances of this exceptional situation.

In the event of the school having to close during the day due to unforeseen worsening weather or similar unforeseen circumstances, parents will be contacted by text message or a phone call either at home or work and asked to collect their children. Such an early release will only be contemplated in very extreme circumstances. All parents/carers are urged to ensure that mobile phones are always switched on and audible in case we are trying to contact you.

St Malachy's RC Primary School, Eggington Street, Manchester M40 7RG

Tel: 0161 205 3496 | Email: admin@st-malachys.manchester.sch.uk