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In The Event of Snow

Winter checklist

It would appear that there is the possibility of snow coming! Therefore here is a reminder letter about school procedures in the event of a school closure or snow!


School Closure

In the event of a school closure, please note that we will text all parents and inform you via our school website. Announcements will be made on BBC Radio Solent, Heart South Coast, The Coast, The Park FM, Jack FM and Wave 105. You can also visit the following.

Snowy/Cold weather

In the event of snow or cold weather, please also remember to send your child in equipped with suitable clothing.


The Norwegians are quoted as saying, “There’s no such thing as the wrong weather for play, just the wrong clothing.” If sufficient snow falls to cover the playground and field at break time, we would like to offer the children the opportunity to build snowmen etc. For health and safety reasons however, they can only do this if they are appropriately dressed – stout footwear (wellies etc), warm coat and gloves.


Outdoor play is an important part of a child’s physical development. If there is snow on the ground, Wellington boots and gloves with a change of indoor shoes are the order of the day. Playing with snow with bare hands and cold, wet feet is a miserable experience!

So, please don’t forget those last checking words as they walk out of the door or get out of the car, “Have you got your coat (wellies and gloves – if snowy)?”


Winter P.E. Kit reminder

Please remember to ensure that your child has suitable outdoor P.E. kit for the winter. Outdoor P.E. takes place throughout the year in all schools and as the weather gets colder, it is important that children are warm as they exercise. Children may wear their school sweatshirts or cardigans on top of their P.E. kit if particularly cold, but please note that children may also wear a tracksuit instead of shorts if they wish; girls who wear tights need to remember their socks!