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Leigh-on-Mendip First School

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Extreme Weather Procedure

Wherever possible we will attempt to keep the school open. If the weather conditions are particularly severe, however, the following arrangements will apply:

Before School Starts

If you are in doubt about whether the school will open, please telephone (not before 8am) Sarah Claxton on (01373) 813707 who will have up-to-date information.

A message will also be put on this website.

For any parent travelling from outside the village and who is concerned about driving conditions, registration will be extended to accommodate children arriving after 9am.

During School Hours

Should weather conditions worsen during school time to the extent that we need to close the school early, we will get in touch with you (or your named emergency contact) to collect your child.

Please make sure we have been given details of changed contact numbers, and we request that your mobile phones are kept on so we can easily make contact with you.

If you become concerned about deteriorating weather conditions you are at liberty to come to school to collect your child before the normal end of school.

Please avoid telephoning the school, as this will make it impossible for us to telephone out.

Additional Information

In addition to the above arrangements, information will be broadcast by the following stations:

  • Radio Bristol (95.5 FM & 1549 MW)
  • Somerset Sound (1323 MW)
  • 3TR FM (107.5 FM)

Information will also be available on the BBC web site under Local News where school closures are listed.