Adel St John The Baptist

Severe Weather Procedures 

In the event of a heavy snow fall overnight we will do one of three things: 

  • Open as normal as we are confident the site will be safe and staff are able to get in safely and on time. 
  • Delay the start of the school day to allow the paths and car park to be gritted and to allow staff additional time to arrive at work safely.
  • As a last resort, shut the school for the day and set remote learning for the children via SeeSaw for children in Years 1 to 6 and via Tapestry for children in Reception. 


We always aim to open school but only if it is safe to do so. We will notify you by:

Please do not ring school if it is snowing. The above methods will be our primary methods of communicating any changes to the usual day-to-day arrival or departure procedures.


Closures once the school is in session will be considered only in extreme circumstances.
Staff living furthest away may be sent home, but children will be kept until parents arrive for them. Please remember to check back regularly on the website for updates.
If school is closed due to heavy snow, it should always be assumed that Before and After School Care will also be closed.