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Castle Hill Blog, 21.12.2022

Snow day procedures

We got through the recent cold spell without any snow, but it seems timely to outline our procedures for having to close school in the event of heavy snow.

If overnight snow means that school cannot open in the morning

We will notify you by text message and post a message on the school website. We will also notify local authority transport. 

If snow during the school day forces a closure

This is a little more complicated, but our priority is to get pupils, and then staff, home as quickly and safely as possible.

If your child is an independent traveller we will send you a text message advising that school is closing and asking you to phone school to confirm that they can travel home immediately.

If you collect your child from school we will send you a text message asking you to collect your child immediately.

If your child is on local authority transport we will send you a text message advising that their usual taxi minibus is on its way to school to collect them.

Once closed, further updates will then be posted on the school website and sent out via text message.

It is clearly vital that we have the most up to date phone number for all parents and carers. If you think we may not have this please notify the school office.

Keep safe around frozen water

After the recent tragic death of four boys in Birmingham, who fell through the ice on a frozen pond, we've been asked to share with you a couple of links about safety around frozen water.

Please take a look at these and speak with your child about the risks of playing near frozen ponds. We have also spoken to pupils about this in school. 

Frozen water safety

Winter water safety

Happy Christmas

It's been 'Christmas all the way' in school this week, with Tuesday being Christmas Jumper and Christmas lunch day and Thursday our end of term rewards event. We've even had a visit from Santa and one of his cheeky elves!


And it wouldn't be Christmas at Castle Hill without a tune on the keyboards from Demi-Lea. Click on the following link to get your toes tapping and your bells jingling. 

Jingle Bell Rock

 Please remember that school closes at 1.00pm on Thursday 22nd December


All the staff at Castle Hill would like to wish our pupils, carers, parents and visitors a very happy Christmas and as restful a break as possible. 

We'll see you all back in school on Monday 9th January 2023!

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