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Our aim is to keep the school open whenever it is possible to do so. Reduced attendance of any kind impacts on students' learning and progress so it is vital that the school only closes in exceptional circumstances. The school will only close to students if the site is deemed to be unsafe. The decision to open or close the school does not take into account the journey to and from school as each student has a different journey to make. It is important that parents/carers satisfy themselves that their child can safely make the journey before they allow them to depart.
We try to make a decision to close as early as possible in order to allow parents/carers time to make alternative arrangements if necessary. We will alert parents/carers to any closure in a variety of ways:-
1. We will send a text message to all participating people through the Parent Mail service.
2. We will post a message on the website www.raynerstephens.org.uk.
3. We will pass information on to the Local Authority and to local radios.
Thank you for your understanding and continuing support.