Snow and Bad Weather Procedures

Information for Parents during winter weather conditions

In the event of heavy snow we will always do our very best to keep the school open. Having said this, our primary consideration must always be for the safety of children, staff and visitors and whether or not the Emergency Services can reach the school if we need them.

The decision to close the school is taken in consultation with the Chair of the Governing Body and the Local Authority. These decisions are not taken lightly and are often made following a recommendation from the Local Authority or as a result of warnings from the police, transport authorities or Met Office. In the event of snow closure, we will always endeavour to make a decision by 7.30am.

During bad weather, please always check the school website BEFORE you make your journey to school. If we do need to close the school you can find information as follows:

  1. A text message will be sent to parents via School Comms.
  2. Cannon Lane Primary School website: – see Home
    page under Latest News.
  3. Go to and follow instructions on screen
  4. You can telephone 0208 408 7508 and follow the instructions – enter 3102073 for
    Cannon Lane Primary School

Suitable Clothing
During adverse weather, please send your child to school wearing suitable shoes or boots, coat, hat and gloves and bring school shoes in a separate bag.

Thank you
January 2017

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