Tel: 01642 483697 School Contact: Christine Upton Head Teacher: Mr Martin J. Kitchen

Header Image
Itchyrobot Logo

Adverse Weather Advice

It is always our aim to keep the school open in adverse weather conditions. On the rare occasions when you think there is a risk that school will be closed you can use the following methods to check:

  • Check our facebook or twitter account (If you are befriended or following us)
  • Check text messages or email – We will send text messages or emails to those people signed up for Parentmail.
  • Check on our website at   (If the school is to be closed there will be an alert at the top of the home page along with further information on the school blog which can be access from the same page) Or check on the Local Authority Website at
  • Check on local radio stations. These include:

BBC Radio Tees


Zetland FM

  • Checking on Local TV.
  • Telephone the school on 01642 483697 (After 8.00am)

Please appreciate that there may be rare occasions where there is little snow in the vicinity of the school, but conditions elsewhere in the local area may result in school staff not being able to attend. This said we will endeavour as much as possible to keep school open.

If snow falls, you should check the above. We will aim to post updates throughout the morning up to the start of school. During the period up to the start of school, the senior leaders will be assessing the likelihood of staff being available to run the school safely and the information may change. However if you are informed the school will be closed, this decision will not be then changed. You should assume that if there is no information about closure of the school, the school is open.

Details regarding getting in to school safely on snowy days can be found below.

Safety on School Premises

Clearly in very wintry weather there is an increased risk to everyone attending school. For this reason, at the start of the school day the doors will be opened early to allow the children to come straight in.

The site supervisors will make every effort to keep the main walkways on the playground clear and salted. Please could we ask that you and your children stick to these walkways during adverse weather conditions.

We fully appreciate the fun that can be had with snow and ice, but would ask that you do not allow your children to play on the ice or throw snowballs on or around the school site.

To download this advice for future reference please click HERE.

Itchyrobot Logo

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.