Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9JU | Tel: 01202 692132 | Fax: 01202 606500 | Email: pgsoffice@poolegrammar.com

Adverse Weather Procedure

Early Morning – If the school should have to shut for snow or any other reason out of our control, the school will endeavour to have an appropriate message on its website and social media feeds by 0630am. This is to allow time for consultation with bus companies as they to some extent will determine our position over closure if they are not running.

School Day – If the decision is taken to close the school during the day a message will be posted on the website and social media feeds, pupils will be asked to contact their parents, if possible, and then will be gathered in the hall until they are collected or can make their own way home, if conditions are safe. If recent experience is anything to go by we are very much at the mercy of the bus companies as they will tell the school if they are coming to collect pupils and we cannot take the risk of not allowing pupils to go home even if conditions from the school’s perspective do not warrant closing.

I hope we will not be put in this position this year and this note gives you a reminder of what we would do in the event of a closure. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have any concerns.

A.J. Baker

Headteacher