School Closures due to bad weather
The decision to close a school due to bad weather is taken by the head teacher rather than Leicestershire County Council. Before making the decision head teacher weighs up a number of factors including;
in order to consider how these impact on pupil and staff safety.
Please see this article about school snow closures for more information.
How the process works;
Predicting the weather is often very difficult, we often don’t know when we might be affected by severe winter again, however we can take steps to ensure that we are prepared when severe weather happens
Every effort must be made to keep schools open, even if only limited numbers of pupils can attend. There is a legal requirement to keep schools open for children to attend for 190 days per year. However, schools may close due to “unavoidable” circumstance, which are usually health and safety reasons. Unavoidable circumstances are those that mean it is no longer safe for staff or pupils to be onsite.