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E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

Nurture. Discover. Achieve.

Emergency Closure

Emergency Closure


EP Collier will stay open if at all possible when there is severe weather such as deep/drifting snow, very high winds or widespread flooding.


Parents and carers have the responsibility for getting pupils to and from school safely and need to decide if the journey is safe when severe weather affects transport and/or walking conditions.


Parent and carers should inform the school office if their child is absent due to severe conditions making the journey unsafe.


We will try our very best to stay open during severe weather.  The main reasons we would close include:


  • Safety around the site and building
  • Lack of heating/water
  • Closure of the school kitchen
  • Staff being unable to get to school in enough numbers to make it safe for the children to be supervised during the day


If the school needs to close parents and carers will be informed by:


  • Text
  • Email
  • Message on school website
  • Message on local radio stations, where appropriate (BBC Radio Berkshire, Heart, Reading 107fm)


Early Closure


In the unlikely event that we need to close the school early, parents and carers will be informed by:


  • Text
  • Email
  • Message on school website


Parents and carers will be required to collect their children from school.  If you ask another parent or responsible adult to collect your child you will need to inform the school office; we will not release children to other adults unless we have permission.