EMERGENCY EARLY CLOSURES
When road conditions become dangerous, it is sometimes necessary to send home the children who travel on the school bus earlier than usual. In very extreme conditions, it may be necessary to close the school early. Parents are asked to make arrangements for children to go to an emergency address in the circumstances if they are unlikely to be at home to receive their children.
Each year you will be sent a copy of our Adverse Weather Procedure in November so that you know what happens in the event of bad weather. The Schools Information Line will also have up-to-date information (0800 564 2272 Pin no. 041460) as will the Highland schools website.
Radio Stations request that, since telephone lines are always busier at such times, parents should not telephone in for advice, but listen to appropriate broadcasts.
Moray Firth Radio (96.6FM)
Normally hourly news bulletins and half-hourly summaries will carry local information on weather, roads and conditions affecting schools. In severe conditions normal programmes will be interrupted more frequently to carry emergency bulletins.
BBC Radio Highland - bulletin times: 6.55am – 7.00am / 7.50am – 8.00am / 12.55pm – 1.00pm / 4.55pm – 5.00pm
In extreme conditions Radio Highland will interrupt Radio Scotland transmissions, usually on the hour, to give emergency bulletins.
If at any time you are concerned about weather conditions in your area please let us know. Such advice is important in helping us to ensure that the children are safe.