Emergency Information

These arrangements are for both Lindley C E Infant and Lindley Junior Schools

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

It is a rare event for the school to be closed on a normal school day. It can happen if there is a breakdown of essential services such as heating failure, no water or electricity supply. It can also occur if there are severe weather conditions.

1. Breakdown of essential services:
Where possible any closure will be notified to parents by text and letter the previous afternoon.
Children will never be sent home early without notice, we will always keep children here until they are collected.
As far as possible, parents will be contacted by telephone and/or text and asked to collect children.
In the event of an overnight breakdown you will be informed of closure at the school gates the next morning, and asked to take the children home.
The message on the answer phone will be changed to confirm the closure and announce the re-opening of the school.
We will try to have the closure announced on Radio Leeds and The Pulse. We will also publish information on the website.

2. Severe weather conditions during the school day:
If there is heavy, sustained snowfall some parents may wish to collect their children before the end of the school day.
We ask parents to come to the school office and sign out their child.
Children will never be sent home early without notice.
Even in severe weather conditions, the school day will continue until 3.30pm as usual, but please assume that after school activities will be cancelled.
It is parents' responsibility to inform any other after school provision about any changes to their children's after school arrangements.

3. Severe Weather overnight:

With winter fast approaching, we would like to remind you about how we deal with any severe weather, especially snow, which may affect the school. Each day of any severe weather, we will make an assessment about whether it is safe and practical to open the school to pupils. This decision will be made by 6.30am, by which time the school website will have the most up to date information on and in addition a Text Message will be sent.

Please be assured that we only decide to close our school in exceptional circumstances where the safety of the children is the primary concern. On occasion this may be due to the availability of teaching staff who travel some distance to reach school, rather than purely conditions for pupils getting to school.

Should you wish to check reports of closure, you can also check the council website www.kirklees.gov.uk/schoolclosures where you will find up-to-date information.