Adverse Weather Plans for Friday 2nd March
We are very grateful for everyone’s patience throughout this trying and chilly week. We do not take the decision to close the school lightly, yet we must consider safety above all else. This being said, we are currently aiming to open Fermor from 9.30am on Friday 2nd March.
We are aware that many schools across Sussex and Kent have already made the decision to close until Monday. We are reluctant to do the same at this stage. Our decision to close today was based on numerous factors, one of which was the significant potential for more snow – snow that never came! We do not want to lose any more learning time, nor put pressure on working parents, any more than is absolutely necessary.
However, we must asses the conditions again in the morning. Many of our staff travel some distance, and we cannot ask them to put their professional responsibilities above their own personal safety. In a similar way, we aware that families may feel a pressure to send their children to school if we are open, when their instinct would be that it was not really safe to do so. We ask parents and carers to make a judgement call depending on their individual circumstances.