Weather Issues

Deyes High School always prioritises the learning of our students and we are committed to opening in all circumstances.

It is very unlikely that the school will ever have to close, and parents and students should assume the school remains open unless they hear otherwise.


However, in the event of severe weather conditions (very heavy snow) the school considers the safety and wellbeing of its students and staff with the utmost importance and any decision to close the school will be taken after all options and issues have been considered. The school will also take account of local and national weather forecasts and we may base our decision to close on these.

If there is heavy snowfall overnight, the school management team will need to decide whether it is safe to open the school. The headteacher will seek approval for closure from the CEO. We will do everything possible to make our decision by 7.00am.

If we decide not to open, we will;

  • Contact parents via SchoolSynergy accounts
  • Update this page and the news section of our website
  • Record a telephone message on the school’s main number
  • Contact Radio City & Capital FM asking them to broadcast the closure on air

If there is heavy snow during the school day, the students will be sent home at the most timely and appropriate time. We will Contact parents via SchoolSynergy accounts, and update our website, to give further details.

In all cases of school closure, due to severe weather conditions, we will immediately provide online learning via Microsoft TEAMS in the form of live lessons and supporting resources in the appropriate TEAMS channel. Students will be advised to follow their normal timetable in this way until the school can be safely reopened.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via SchoolSynergy.

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