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Emergency Closures

When a decision is made to close the school in severe weather, it is to ensure the safety of all pupils, parents and staff. The decision is usually made in the morning and depends on local factors. You will be informed that the school is closed in the following ways:

  • Everbridge – the Hertfordshire County Council now use Everbridge website for their dedicated page listing the status (open or closed) of every school in the county.   Log onto Everbridge and click on the ‘Sign Up’ link.  Once you have completed the registration for all the schools of your choice you will receive notification messages during severe weather.
  • Local Radio Stations – Three Counties Radio station will make regular announcements.
  • Arbor – an e-mail/text message will be sent via Arbor as soon as possible.

Please be aware the internet and mobile services get very busy at these times and you may need to check them on a regular basis. Please do not telephone the school as this delays our messages getting through.  Please ensure we always have up-to-date contact numbers so we can text & email if necessary. Thank you.