The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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School Closure information

In the event of adverse weather conditions, the website will be updated on a daily basis.

We recognise that it is important our school remains open so parents are able to work, and pupils can continue to learn.  

Parents and carers are asked to check announcements on Heart FM and BBC Radio Kent and the Kent Closures Website at: www.kentclosures.co.uk  where you can also sign up for alerts and via SMS (charges apply).

School will remain open as long as it is safe to do so. During the approach to winter we will be putting in place measures to ensure that we can remain open, and also to ensure that we communicate with parents and carers about any necessary closures as soon as possible.

 

Once the decision has been made to close, we will notify parents by:-

Website - our website will be updated with our decision to close

Parentmail - an email will be sent out via Parentmail advising of the school closure.  This will be done as early as possible.

The Kent Closures Website

The Kent Closures website will display the change the ‘status’ of the school to ‘open’, ‘closed’ or ‘partially closed’. The information will then be displayed on the website for parents and staff. In addition, when the status of a school is changed the information is shared with Kent radio stations so the closures can be broadcast.

Useful websites:

Kent County Council
School Closures, gritting routes and travel issues
www.kent.gov.uk/winter

Highways Agency
Conditions on motorways and trunk roads
Traffic update

Traveline
Public transport information for journeys within the South East
www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk

 

 

If School remains open:-

If school remains open please do the following:-

- please be prepared to provide a packed lunch from home in case school meals cannot be provided.  We will let you know if this is necessary

- Don't forget suitable clothing - gloves, hats, scarves, wellies, etc or even a change of clothing

- If you are a working parent or feel you may have a problem with a sudden earlier pick up, please could you have a back up plan in place with another family member or parent and keep our "adults who can collect" form up to date

- Pleas contact the school office (01795 521362) leaving a message, or send a message via Parentmail if your child is unable to attend school due to the weather conditions making travel unsafe

Please ensure you remain safe at all times and do not travel if weather conditions makes it unsafe to do so.