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Adverse Weather Condtions

Unstone Schools Federation


Emergency School Closure Procedures


We would like to remind you of our procedures in the event of adverse weather conditions.


We aim to open as usual every day.  However, when there is particularly severe snow or ice, the school has to consider the safety of the children, parents and staff in getting to and from school.  We also have to ensure that there are enough adults in school to teach and supervise the children.  

A decision to close the school is never taken lightly and is made to ensure the health and safety of our school community. The decision would be made at around 6:30 am; consideration would be given to the current and any imminent conditions of which we are aware. 

Please be aware that:

  • weather conditions are monitored on an ongoing basis and the site is checked regularly. 
  • we will use the school text message service, school website & Twitter to communicate with parents. 
  • The school will also inform Derbyshire County Council’s School Closure service and a notification will be displayed on their website. This can be accessed via the following link:
  • School closures are also reported on Peak FM and their website


We will do our very best to make sure that any decisions are the right ones given the information available to us and that they are communicated to you in good time. We are sure that you will also have contingency plans in place – and let’s hope that we don’t have to use them!


Parents need to make their own judgement regarding the safety of their journey to and from school. 


It is extremely important that the school has your most up-to-date mobile telephone number for the Text to Parents service. Please contact the school office as a matter of urgency if you need to amend this information. Thank you for your co-operation and continued support.