School Closure Arrangements

Under exceptional cirmcumstances, such as challenging weather, power cut etc, we may have to close the school.

If the school is close due to inclement weather we will inform parents via:-

• Radio Stations ‘Radio Cambridgeshire’ and ‘Q103’ broadcast frequently-updated lists of
closed schools every ten minutes or so from 7:00am onwards. Thriplow School will be added
to this list if we need to close (note that they tend to pronounce it with ‘soft’ th as in ‘thing’)
• The BBC Cambridgeshire Website -either Google ‘BBC Cambridgeshire’ or go to - has the latest list of closed schools. This list is initially not
alphabetic but is updated regularly throughout the early morning, then renewed each day.
• Our own Thriplow School website will get updated but if our staff are in transit, or absent, it
cannot be relied upon to be as up-to-date as the BBC website. Please do not rely on this as
your first contact point.

Under other circumstances we will endeavour to contact all parents via email.

 I would stress that we only close when absolutely necessary, and this will be because our staff, some
of whom live quite a distance away, are not able to get here in safety.
If we are open and the weather is challenging, it does not mean that we feel you should brave your
own weather challenges to get here, but if you can safely get your child(ren) here then we are up and
running for you.