Every winter brings the possibility of snow and ice. Extreme bad weather can cause widespread and prolonged disruption. Schools are often affected and it can be difficult to maintain an education service.
The government has stressed the importance of schools remaining open, as closures have a knock on effect on parents/carers who are key workers in other areas of public sector, e.g. Health Services, thus undermining crucial service delivery. The overriding principle is, therefore, for schools to remain open to the maximum degree possible, as is consistent with health and safety requirements, even if it is not possible to run a full timetable.
If snow/ice results in hazardous conditions and our Principal makes the decision to close the school, we will notify parents/carers via the Kent Closures website together with a text message and a message on the school website. To determine whether Tree Tops Primary Academy is open or closed, please visit www.kentclosures.co.uk and search for the school in the search box.