School Closures

During the winter weather the school has procedures in place in case it is necessary for the school to close.  Closing the school is always a last resort but if it is unavoidable, a decision will be made by 8.15am.

We will inform parents of any unexpected closures, as follows:

  • A text will be sent to the first mobile phone number on a child’s contact list (please inform us as soon as possible if you change your telephone number)
  • A note will  be added to the front page of the school website.
  • STAR radio station (102.8fm; 106.8fm)  will be notified
  • The closure will be added to the Durham County Council website

The above procedures will apply for all unexpected school closures.

School closures that are known in advance, such as polling days, will be notified to parents with as much notice as possible.  We will do this by letter, on the school website and via the text messaging service.

If you have any comments or queries with regard to the above information, please contact the school office.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.