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School Closure

Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to close the Academy because of severe weather problems or other emergencies. The Academy will only be closed as a last resort, and the times when this actually happens are rare. 

Before deciding upon closure the following considerations are made: 

  • Are access roads safe? 
  • Are there on-site hazards? 
  • Will there be enough staff to supervise? 
  • Can a reasonable temperature be maintained? 
  • Are toilet facilities and water operational? 

Guidelines we follow: 

  • Should it be necessary to close the Academy during the day we will telephone parents. 
  • If we are unable to contact parents, we will keep the child at school until normal time. 
  • If there are serious weather problems- floods, storms or snow, the Headteacher will inform Norfolk County Council and local radio stations of the decision. 
  • Parents are advised to listen to local radio stations: BBC Norfolk, or North Norfolk Radio, where updated lists of schools closing will be read at regular intervals and check Norfolk County Council’s website www.norfolk.gov.uk/education. Select ‘Emergency school Closures’ from the list on the right for a regular updated list of school closures. 
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Flitcham Church of England Primary Academy
Church Road, Flitcham
Norfolk PE31 6BU