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Emergency Closure Procedure

It is the policy of the Academy to remain fully open at all times however, in the event of unforeseen circumstances where the Principal has no alternative but to close the Academy the following procedures will be followed.

Closure during the Academy day

The Academy will make every effort to accommodate all students until the end of the KS4 lunch at 1:30pm. Buses will be requested to collect the students at this time if this can be arranged. A message will be sent via Humberside radio (95.9) and Lincs FM (102.2) informing the public that the Academy will close early. A text message will also be sent to parents. If there is sufficient time, a letter will be given to students informing parents of the circumstances of the closure. Information will also be published on the Academy website.

Students will then be allowed home under the following conditions;

  • Students can safely walk or cycle home and will be able to gain access once they reach home.
  • Students who use the buses can do so and are able to gain access once they reach home.
  • If early buses are not available but students can still get home safely by other means and gain access once they reach home.
  • Students can contact parents via the Academy telephone and can be picked up from the Academy.

Any student who cannot get home safely will be instructed to report to a specific area where they will be supervised until 3:15pm. If buses can only come at 3:15pm any students reliant on these who cannot get home safely by other means should remain at the Academy and go home on the bus as usual.

It is important for parents to discuss with their son/daughter whether, in these circumstances, they should go home early or remain supervised until the end of the day. If parents are collecting students, the students should report to the specified area for collection and remain there until parents arrive.

Immediate closure

If for Health and Safety reasons it is essential to close the Academy immediately and we are therefore unable to provide lunches, the above procedure will be followed for the release of students.

Closure due to inclement weather overnight

If the Academy has to close due to extreme weather conditions or a Health and Safety issue, the Principal will ensure that messages are announced on the local radio stations as early as possible. Further messages will be issued in order to keep parents informed of when the Academy will be opening again.

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Tollbar Academy Interim Principal

Victoria Watts