School Closures

School Closures

Procedures to inform Parents and Carers

The decision to close the school will be taken by the Head of School and, in his absence, by the Deputy Head of School. It is only in extreme circumstances that consideration will be given to school closure e.g. extreme weather conditions, bomb threats, failure of school utilities.

In considering whether to close the school the main factors will be:

  •        Safety and welfare of students and staff in school
  •        Safety and welfare of students and staff travelling to and from school.
  •        Safeguarding of students at home alone.

The decision to close the school will be made as early as possible to allow for families and staff to make the necessary arrangements.

 

How we inform parents about a closure during the school day

We will inform parents by:

  • Group Call
  • Letter (via students).
  • Message on the school website.
  • Local radio (Radio York and Minster FM).
  • Twitter (@braytonacademy1)

 

How we inform parents about a prolonged closure or closure out of school hours:

We will Inform parents by:

  • Local radio (Radio York & Minster FM).
  • Message on the school website.
  • Message on the school switchboard.
  • Group Call.
  • Twitter (@braytonacademy1).

 

Parents will be informed the school is to re-open by:

  • Group Call.
  • Message on the school website.
  • Message on the school switchboard.
  • Twitter (@braytonacademy1).

 

Click here to view the NYCC school closures website.

Click here to view Provision of school transport in severe weather

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