15th Jul 2022
School Closure Notification
Very occasionally (severe weather or public emergency) it may be necessary for our school to close. Any such decision is never taken lightly and we always make every attempt to keep the school open.
Severe weather would usually be the reason for any closure after careful assessment of the safety risks to our school community. Many staff do not live within a reasonable walking distance, and they may be unable to travel to school. We need to ensure all utilities and facilities are working and that access to the site is safely available to all.
If at any time the decision is taken for the school to be closed, we will place clear wording, including "SCHOOL CLOSED" on the home page of the school website https://www.flamsteadend.herts.sch.uk/ . This will be the main method of communicating with you that the school is closed.
During the Autumn 2022 term we will continue to roll-out our new system 'Arbor' to enhance school:parent communications. Arbor includes the availability to download an app onto a smart phone, offering many features in one place, including a messaging function. We will be in contact with all parents by October 2022 and if you have a smart phone we would encourage you to download the app and allow notifications when we ask. School closure notices will also be sent via the app.
Please do not telephone the school in the event of severe weather etc. School office staff will be redirected to assist with requirements in these events and the telephone is unlikely to be answered.
Where possible we will make a decision and notify you the night before closure.
Parents/carers should check from the above options - if they do not say the school is closed then it will be OPEN and we will expect pupils to attend as normal.