Little Munden C of E (VC) Primary School

'Together we all belong, together we will grow strong'

Emergency Closure

It is that time of year again where we like to advise you of our school’s procedures in the event of closure due to severe weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.

In the event of heavy snowfall which could result in staff not being able to reach and open the school safely, ensuring a suitable adult: pupil ratio, please note the following:


1. You will receive a notification from the automated system, Everbridge, of any school closures. Information on how to sign up to the system following this link is included with this letter.


2. You can also check the website. Look for and click on ‘Severe Weather’, go down to ‘Schools’. This will list all the schools in the county; find Little Munden and view the status.


3. Check BBC Three Counties Radio (90.4 FM) as this is the school’s nominated radio station for announcements of closures.


4. If you have not received a notification of school closure, but the weather is bad please call the school before delivering your child to Early Start Club to check that the relevant member of staff is on site and stay with your child until this is so. Remember Early Start Club does not start until 7.45am.


5. We will often consider a rolling start to the morning with registers staying open longer than usual so that you can travel safely to school. Most importantly, think of your child’s safety first and do not put yourself at any unnecessary risk!


Can I please remind you that the morning bell is not rung until 8:50am when the children will be allowed into the building (unless already gathered in the hall). Children should not be arriving on the premises until 8:40am,especially while temperatures are low and paths and the playground are slippery and frozen. Our duty of care does not begin until school is in session and teachers need time to be able to prepare lessons before school begins. Many thanks for your cooperation.


Also, on any snowy days, please ensure your child has wellies, warm clothes, gloves, hat and a thick coat for playtimes and a dry set of trousers and socks to change into as all children will be expected to go outside if they are in school. Sadly, any child without will miss out on enjoying the snow.


I hope this helps you understand arrangements at school but please do contact the office if anything needs clarifying. Yours sincerely

Mrs Laura Hale Head Teacher