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Emergency Information

It is essential that Offord Primary School holds up-to-date information about how to contact parents and carers in case of an emergency.

If you move house, change your home or mobile telephone number or those you wish to have as registered contacts for your child, please let us know immediately by e-mailing or telephoning the school on 01480 810308

Emergency Closure

On rare occasions it is necessary to close Offord Primary School at short notice. This can happen for a number of reasons, including on days when weather conditions (such as heavy snow) make it dangerous for our school community around the site and can make it impossible for enough staff to get into school to provide adequate supervision for the pupils.

Closing the school is clearly disruptive to the education of pupils and can be very difficult for parents to manage, and so the decision to close school is always taken after much consideration and consultation with relevant authorities (for example the County Council).

If it becomes necessary to close the school, this decision is usually made early in the morning, so that messages can be sent out before pupils  leave home. We will communicate this in the following ways: 

  • We will use Parent Hub and social media to send out updates. 
  • A message will be placed on the front page of the school website.
  • Local radio stations will be informed and will regularly announce the closure.

It is extremely rare for school to shut during the course of the school day due to the difficulties associated with endeavouring to safely manage the collection of  all our children. If this eventuality did occur, pupils would kept safely in school until parents/carers can be contacted and arrangements made for collection.

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