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Dovers Green School

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School Closure

      Emergency Closure Advice for Parents and Carers

       Decision to close the school

       The decision to close or partially close the School and can only be made by the Head,

        in consultation with the Chair of Governors wherever possible.

       The health and safety of pupils, staff and volunteers will always be paramount.

       We always aim to keep the school open but a decision to close will be based on:

•Severity of weather conditions

• Access to essential services (heating, power, water etc)

• Site safety

• Staffing levels

        Should the need arise to close the school at short notice, parents/carers, staff and   

        volunteers are advised to note the following arrangements.

       Closure before the start of the school day

        If the school is unable to open at the start of the day  parents/carers, staff and

        volunteers are advised to:

       Check the following website regularly:

• Dovers Green:

       In the event of an emergency closure, the school will aim to:

• notify Surrey County Council

• update the Dovers Green website

• send a text/email to parents/carers and staff. Please make sure your contact details are up to date

• display informative posters at the school gates

       Closure during the school day: 

         If the school has to close for any reason during the school day (e.g. onset of severe

         weather, heating system break down), a text/email will be sent to parents/carers

         requesting they collect their child directly from the school or make alternative

         arrangements which the school is informed of. The adult collecting your child must

        sign them out on their teacher’s class list.