Every winter brings the possibility of snow and ice. Extreme bad weather can cause widespread and prolonged disruption.

We recognise that it is important that our academy remains open so parents are able to work and pupils can continue to learn and Bearsted Primary Academy will make every effort to prepare for severe snow/ice during the winter months.

However, if we do experience severe snow/ice resulting in hazardous conditions, our Principal may have to take the decision to close the academy. Once this decision has been made we will notify parents via MyChildAtSchool and also on the Kent Closures website. This website will also be updated. To determine whether Bearsted Primary Academy is open or closed please visit www.kentclosures.co.uk and search for the academy in the search box. 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.

When the weather is bad:

  • Please visit www.kent.gov.uk/winter for more information about gritting routes and travel issues around Kent so you can plan your journey.
  • Don’t forget suitable warm clothing, gloves, hats, scarves, wellies etc. or even a change of clothing.
  • If you are a working parent or feel you may have a problem with a sudden earlier pick up, please could you put a back-up plan in place with another family member or parent and inform the academy. This will allow staff to leave earlier for their safety if weather dictates.

Many thanks for your support.