Our priority is always to keep the school open and you should always try and ensure that your child(ren) attend as normal. Closures occur very occasionally. At these times it may be very difficult for you to contact school by telephone, which is needed for outgoing calls. It is therefore important for you to tune into one of the following radio stations for the latest and most frequent updates. Unless a message is broadcast via these radio stations then it is safe to assume the school is open.
- KMFM (107.6 FM),
- Radio Kent (96.7, 97.6, 104.2 FM)
- Heart (formerly Invicta) (96.1 or 102.8 – 103.1 FM)
If a decision is made to close the school we will update our website and a message will appear on the scrolling bar. If you have provided us with your mobile telephone number we will also send a text message confirming our decision. At times this message service will be in high demand and messages can be severely delayed and you may have heard via the radio or website before then. Re-opening times will also be relayed using the same methods.
Whilst we always work in close collaboration with Downs View there may be times when one school is able to open whilst the other has to close. This is entirely due to the number of staff being able to reach the schools and not due to on site conditions.