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Emergency School Closures

In the rare event that the school needs to be closed without any advanced warning we will follow the procedures below, depending on whether or not school has already started.

UNEXPECTED CLOSURE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

 Facebook

We are aware that not all parents access Facebook and do not rely on this forum as a sole message of communication.  We also know that many parents do use Facebook and it is a very effective way of communicating with these parents quickly.

 

 Website

All information will be posted directly onto the front page of the website:

https://huntingdonprimary.cambs.sch.uk
This website can be accessed via smart phones.

 Text Message

 

In the past we used a system to send bulk text messages.  This was abandoned due to expense. Pricing has improved in recent years so we will start using this system again in emergencies. A bulk text message will be sent to the primary contact number for all parents who have supplied us with a mobile phone number. This will be a short message informing you that the school needs to close and what you should do next. You will not be able to reply to this message.

Please make sure the number we have on file for you is up to date.

SeesawOur learning platform Seesaw allows us to direct message all parents who have connected their account. This is the quickest and most effective way of sending a message as Seesaw will pop up an alert on the device.

 

  1. CLOSURE BEFORE THE START OF THE DAY

Facebook

Website
https://huntingdonprimary.cambs.sch.uk

Seesaw &
Text Message
    Radio

Local radio (in the event of poor weather the local radio stations run an update on schools that need to close).

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Heart 103 and 102.7

Star 107 FM Radio

 

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