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In severe weather a judgement will be made by the headteacher about whether it is safe and practical to open school to the pupils. This decision will be made as early as possible so as to inform parents that school will be closed. The decision will be based on the conditions of the roads in and around school, the ability of parents and pupils to make the journey to school safely and the number of school staff that can safely make the journey to school. Please keep your details up to date so that we can contact you in a weather emergency.

If the school is closed due to severe weather:

*you will be informed by text message from the school as early as possible.

*It will be reported on our school website and the school council website www.kirklees.gov.uk/schoolclosures 

*closure information will be shared with the local radio and TV stations to add to their bulletins.

*you can check on weather and gritting updates at www.kirklees.gov.uk/winter or follow them at twitter.com/kirkleeswinter

It is also not to be assumed that if one of the federation schools is closed that Wellhouse will be. Each individual school will have an individual decision about closure depending on conditions around that particular school.

Please be reassured that the headteacher will only decide to close school in exceptional circumstances where the safety of the pupils is the primary concern. On occassion this may be due to the availability of teaching staff who have to travel some distance to reach school, rather than purely conditions for pupils getting to school.  

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