It is our intention where possible to continue to open as normal during periods of inclement weather. We take our responsibilities to educate and care for young people seriously, and are aware
of the impact on parents and carers if the school is closed at short notice.
However, careful assessment needs to be made about whether opening in poor weather conditions is appropriate. There are several factors to consider. These include:
We endeavour to provide parents with as much notice as we can. As a matter of priority we inform the local authority who will communicate news of any closures through their website and local radio. We will also send a text message to all parents/ carers. Our website is regularly updated during periods of poor weather. We also put notification about closure on our official Facebook page (Tenbury High Facebook), on Twitter (@TenburyHighOA).
You can also listen for announcements on our local radio stations:
On days of potential difficulty, early inspection of the site is conducted and an initial decision is taken, dependent upon the above factors. We will always try to give a suitable amount of advanced notice.
Please note however this decision will be reviewed throughout the day as these factors are subject to change: the weather may deteriorate; the forecast may change; the ability of bus companies to
operate may change or unforeseen other factors may impact on our ability to operate. Therefore we may be forced to close on exceptionally rare occasions during the course of a school day. Again, we will always try to provide parents with as much notice as possible, and make every effort to ensure pupils and staff can leave the school and return home safely.
Sometimes these judgements are difficult. We appreciate your patience and understanding at these times.