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School Closure Procedure

On occasion it is necessary to close the whole or part of the school for emergency or unplanned events. The school will endeavour to keep the school open and operating as normal, however circumstances may require the school to close for the safety of children and staff.

In the unlikely event of a school closure the school inform Darlington Borough Council who will add all the necessary notices to their website and local radio stations.

Further information will be available on the school website, social media and/ or announcements on the local radio stations:

  • Capital
  • BBC Tees
  • TFM

In adverse weather conditions, if the school remains open but the road conditions are difficult, parents should ring the school to advise that they are likely to be late. If parents assume that the school is closed, but it is actually open, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised unless the Headteacher is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances.

In the event of adverse weather conditions happening during the school day, the Headteacher will decide whether it is necessary to close the school early. The School Office will contact parents and ask that they pick their child/children up from school as soon as possible.

If a parent contacts the school requesting to collect their child early due to the weather, and the decision has not been made to close the school, these requests will be considered on an individual basis by the Headteacher.

Our first priority will always be to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of pupils, staff, parents and families.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.