Western Primary School will be closed to the majority of pupils until further notice. Only pupils of parents in the key categories, who cannot arrange their own childcare, should attend. In these unprecedented times, everyone at Western would like to extend their best wishes to all our families and the local community. Thank you for the support you have shown in recent weeks and we look forward to welcoming you all back to our wonderful school in the not too distant future.

T: 01423 502737E: admin@western.n-yorks.sch.uk

Snow Closures

As the winter progresses, we can expect a heavy snow fall at any time. While we make every effort to keep the school open, there may be times when we have to close, either for a full day or during the day.

We understand that the majority of our pupils live within walking distance of Western and can get to school in most circumstances. However, many of our staff team live further afield and have difficulty getting in during heavy snow, making it impossible to maintain our pupil to staff ratios. There are a number of other health and safety issues we need to consider to ensure the safety of everyone while they are in school.

In the event of snow, please note the following:

Assume Western will open in the first instance.

Check your text messages - we will let you know if school is going to be closed for the day as early as we can. We will also let you know if school closes during the day by text. If you do not receive school text messages, please let the office have your mobile number.

Listen to Stray FM on 97.2. They will read out lists of schools that are closed.

Please do not telephone the school - we try to keep these lines open so that staff can contact us to let us know their situation. If the school closes during the day, staff that live near to school will stay with children who cannot be picked up quickly; please travel safely on these occasions and remember the children will be in good hands.

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Snow Closures

Please contact the school office who will be happy to answer any queries or provide copies of any of the information displayed on the school's website. We also welcome any feedback you may have. You can contact or find us using any of the details shown on this page.

Western Primary School, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0NA

Tel: 01423 502737Email: admin@western.n-yorks.sch.uk

Western Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0DZ

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