Emergency Procedures (Snow)

Emergency Procedures - Weather

Parents will be contacted by email if the school closes due to adverse weather conditions. 

We will also update the school closures website through Bucks County Council. You can check if schools are closed by using the following link:

https://closures.buckscc.gov.uk/

 

The West Wycombe Combined School Facebook page will also be updated.

https://www.facebook.com/WestWycombeCombinedSchool/

 Information about procedures, in case of snow, are listed below.

School Closure

 Heavy snowfall overnight may result in access to the school being restricted or may stop children, parents/carers and staff from getting to school safely. If these conditions apply, the following steps will be taken:

 The Headteacher will evaluate the prevailing conditions at the school site and in the area.

  • If access to the school is regarded as too dangerous or there would be too few staff to teach the children, the Headteacher and Chair of Governors will take the decision to close the school. We aim to make this decision by 7.ooam,  particularly to assist parents and carers of children attending our Breakfast Club.

  • The Headteacher will then register the school closure with Bucks Schoolsweb (www.buckscc.gov.uk). This information will be posted automatically on the Bucks County Council Schools - Emergency Closures page (https://closures.buckscc.gov.uk) and trigger contact with Three Counties Radio (94.7/95.5 FM or 103.8/104.5 FM).

  • Parents will be emailed to alert them to the closure of the school

  • Our school website (www.westwycombe.bucks.sch.uk) will be updated with information regarding the school closure. 

  •  The school Facebook page will be updated with information of the school status. 

Delayed opening

In the event that poor local road conditions result in pupils or staff taking a longer time to arrive at school, the car park being dangerous at peak time from weather conditions or to allow for the site to improve, the Headteacher and Chair of Governors may decide to open the school later or extend the time for registration so that everyone can get to school safely.  If the decision for opening later is agreed, following steps will be taken:

  • The Headteacher will register the delayed opening of the school with Bucks Schoolsweb (www.buckscc.gov.uk). This information will be posted automatically on the Bucks County Council Schools - Emergency Closures page (https//closures.buckscc.gov.uk) and trigger contact with Three Counties Radio (94.7/95.5 FM or 103.8/104.5 FM).

  • Our school website (www.westwycombe.bucks.sch.uk) will be updated with information regarding the delayed opening.

  • Parents will also be emailed by the school.  

  • The school Facebook page will be updated with information of the school status.

Snowfall during the School Day:
 
In the event of  a heavy snowfall and/or there is a significant deterioration in local conditions occurring during the school day, so that the return home may become unsafe, then the Headteacher may decide to close the school.  The following procedures will be followed:
  • The Headteacher will register the school closure with Bucks Schoolsweb (www.buckscc.gov.uk). This information will be posted automatically on the Bucks County Council Schools - Emergency Closures page(https://closures.buckscc.gov.uk) and trigger contact with Three Counties Radio (94.7/95.5 FM or 103.8/104.5 FM). 

  • Parents will be contacted by text and/or email by the school. The school status will be updated on our own website (www.westwycombe.bucks.sch.uk). 

  • Staff will remain on site to supervise the children with an acceptable ratio of staff to pupils until all the children are collected.