West Malling CE Primary School

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West Malling CE Primary School

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Severe Weather

Every winter brings the possibility of snow/ice and extreme bad weather can cause disruption.


We will always endeavour to keep West Malling open, even if only limited numbers of pupils can attend. However we may close due to ‘unavoidable’ circumstances, in short that it is no longer safe for staff or pupils to be in school.


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


However, if we do experience severe snow/ice resulting in hazardous conditions, the school may be closed.  Once this decision has been made parents will be notified via parentmail/text and on the school website homepage, along with the Kent Closures website.  The Kent Closures website can also be used to find out if other services in Kent are open or closed, such as nurseries, children’s centres and libraries. We also recommend parents sign up for SMS/Email alerts on the Kent Closures website. This service will send an SMS or email alert to let parents know if our school is closed.


Parents can also listen to KMFM, BBC Radio Kent or Heart FM to hear if the school has closed.