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Newsome Junior School

Castle Avenue, Newsome, Huddersfield, HD4 6JN

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NEWSOME  JUNIOR  SCHOOL

INFORMATION TO ALL PARENTS REGARDING EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURES DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. 

With the possible worst of the winter weather now approaching , I would like to remind you about how we deal with any severe weather, especially snow, which may affect the school.

Each day of any severe weather, the Headteacher and Caretaker will make an assessment about whether it is safe and practical to open the school to pupils. This decision will be made early in the morning, in enough time to inform you if we are unable to open.

- You will be informed by text message by 8:00am if the school is to close each day of the closure.

 

- The school office will be manned from 8:00am to take telephone calls from parents who do not use the texting service. 01484 540509 Please only use this line if you have not received a text.

 

- If the weather is snowy first thing in the morning do not just drop your child off at school before checking that we are open as normal. 

 

- If you do not hear anything from us, the school will be open.

 

- Should you wish to check reports of closure, you can do so by visiting either our

            - school website  http://newsomejuniors.sharepoint.com

            - or the council website  www.kirklees.gov.uk/schoolclosures

    where you will find up-to-date information or follow them at twitter.com/kirkleesschools.

 

- Closure information will also be shared with the local radio and TV stations for them to use as they wish in their bulletins.

 

- You can also check on weather and gritting updates at  or follow them at twitter.com/Kirkleeswinter or www.kirklees.gov.uk/winter

 

Please be assured that Newsome Junior School will only be closed in exceptional circumstances where the safety of your child/ren is the primary concern.

 

On occasion this may be due to the availability of teaching staff who travel some distance to reach school, rather than purely conditions for pupils getting to school.

 

Once our school is in session it will not be closed in the middle of the day. Pupils will not be sent home before the end of the normal school day at 3:15pm.

 

In order for you to receive information and school updates via our text messaging service, please ensure that all your contact details are kept up to date.