Darrick Wood Junior School

Adverse Weather

Our aim is always for the school to remain open.

The only circumstances in which the school would close would be if there were a danger to the children’s health or safety, such as a breakdown of the heating system, or if conditions prevented a sufficient number of staff from attending.

In the unlikely event that the school is forced to close a Schoolcomms text message will be sent to keep you up-to-date. We will also update the website home page with news, so please refer to this regularly for updates. Information will also be posted on the Open Check page which can be accessed via the link below.

If you do not receive any communication, please assume school is open as normal.

Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing for the weather, even if you drive them to school.  It is our usual policy to allow the children a (carefully supervised) playtime in snow if it is deemed safe to do so and some teachers will probably take the opportunity to enhance the curriculum with some outside learning.

Snowy weather presents a great opportunity to walk to school and enjoy the wonders of nature too!

Open Check