Adverse Weather Guidelines

The school will always open and continue to do so providing we have sufficient teaching and support staff available for lessons to take place throughout the day, and it is safe to do so.

ADVERSE WEATHER closure

A decision to close, partially close or delay opening the school is usually made between the Head Teacher and the Chair of Governors. Any such decision (except for adverse weather during the day) will be taken early in the morning and information posted on the school website by 7:00am and then made available via the council website and local media outlets.

In adverse weather conditions we would ask parents to remind students to:

  • Ensure they have an emergency number which they can contact should they need to be sent home in the event of school closure during the day
  • Know where they are to go in the event of such a school closure e.g. directly home, to a friend's home, or to a relative or neighbour Exercise extreme caution and take full account for their own health and safety
  • Respect the health and safety, and welfare of others
  • Wear appropriate footwear and warm clothing
  • Be very careful when moving to, around and from the sites
  • Stay on designated cleared pathways wherever possible
  • Not carry unmanageable loads
  • Report any appropriate adverse weather issues or concerns to any member of staff
  • Staff who have any issues or concerns reported will deal with the matter direct and/or refer to others

Staff and Visitors are requested to:

  • Exercise extreme caution and take full account for your own health and safety
  • Respect the health and safety, and welfare of others
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing
  • Be very careful when moving to, around and from the sites
  • Stay on designated cleared pathways wherever possible
  • Not carry unmanageable loads
  • Drive and park carefully when using the sites
  • Take care when getting into and out of vehicles
  • Visitors should report any appropriate adverse weather issues or concerns to the office staff on that site
  • Staff who have any issues or concerns should deal with the matter direct and/or refer to others

Useful website links

Cardiff Council Website: is my school open?

WJEC Advice for exam candidates in adverse weather

Met office