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Kelvedon Hatch

Community Primary School

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School Values

  • Kindness
  • Honesty
  • Confidence
  • Perseverance
  • Safety

Severe weather plan 2023-24


Snow/Severe Weather Plan 2023/24

Guidance for Parents/Carers of Kelvedon Hatch Community Primary School



In matters related to adverse weather conditions, we will keep the school open whenever possible, provided that the safety of pupils and staff can be assured. We will, of course, plan to prevent closures whenever we can.

However, there may be occasions when, due to the health and safety of pupils and staff, we have to close the school.



The decision to stay open or close the school is made by 06.30 by the Headteacher. The decision will be based on;

  • the ability of staff and pupils to travel to school;
  • the conditions on site and in the building, and the resultant health and safety risks;
  • the likelihood of the weather worsening during the day.



The communication method to advise of school closure will be made via e-mail from Primary Site, radio stations (BBC Essex - 01245 348348 and Heart Essex - 01245 524500) and notices on the school’s website.

Once the decision has been taken to close the school, it will not be reversed, even if weather conditions improve. Please accept our apologies in advance if the decision turns out to be the wrong one, but we have to decide on the basis of the information available at the time and with enough notice to parents/carers and staff.


Closure of school during the day

We may decide to close the school during the school day to ensure the safety of pupils and staff travelling home. In this event, we will communicate via e-mail, text message and the school’s website.


Reopening of school site

When the school site is safe to re-open, we will update the school’s website.