In the event of poor weather conditions, particularly snowfall. It will be a school decision, made by the Head of school Mrs Austin, about whether the school must be closed for health and safety reasons due to the extreme weather.

Local variations in weather, routes and access can mean that one school needs to close whilst another nearby can remain open so it is important that you check the Heart FM school closures list, school website and twitter feed to check if River Mead School is open.

The decision to close the school will only be made if travel to school or the grounds and buildings are unsafe for the children and staff to attend, or there are insufficient staff to ensure the children would be safe throughout the day.

Closing the School in extreme weather will not be a decision that is taken lightly, and Mrs Austin will follow county Guidance as well as real time local conditions in making this decision.

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