Notification of school closure Monday December 11th 2017

Good evening everybody

I have been in close communication with many of the Head Teachers in the Herts and Ware area today and I have now  taken the decision  to close the school tomorrow, Monday December 11th. This decision has not been taken lightly as I am aware of the difficulties parents have trying to arrange child care at such short notice.

However I am sure you will all agree that the safety and well being of our school community is of paramount importance and this decision has been made with safety in mind.

The following guidelines were issued by Herts Police today

Police in Hertfordshire are issuing the following advice in light of the on-going extreme weather and difficult road conditions which are anticipated to extend through to Monday, December 11.

Weather forecasts anticipate freezing road conditions overnight which, despite extensive gritting of the county’s roads, will still make driving potentially hazardous.

Hertfordshire County Council’s gritters and snow ploughs have been out several times overnight and this morning and have spread more than 1,000 tonnes of salt across the county’s roads since midnight. However the salt won’t melt snow or ice instantly and treated roads can still be dangerous.

Police and Hertfordshire Highways would like to thank the vast majority of motorist who have driven sensibly in the prevailing conditions.

We’re issuing the following advice during the extreme weather:

  • Avoid non-essential journeys and only drive in heavy snow or icy conditions if you really have to.

 

  • At evening and morning peak commuting times employers and individuals should considering staggering their journeys.

School staff will spend tomorrow afternoon ensuring that the school pathways are made safe to walk on and we anticipate being open again on Tuesday December 12th,

The Matinee Performance of the Key Stage 1 Nativity will now be held on Tuesday December 12th.

Stay safe and see you all again on Tuesday – weather pemitting

Mrs Arnold