Dene View, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX2 6PB | Tel: 01422 884 170 Fax: 01422 884 671 Email: admin@woodbank.calderdale.sch.uk

School Closures 

   

 

During times of adverse weather such as snow, the Headteachers of the 3 local Special Schools;

  • Wood Bank School
  • Highbury School
  • Ravenscliffe High School

and the Calderdale Transport Service, liaise closely to make a joint decision on whether the schools will open or close.  

 

Any decision takes into account;

  • Weather conditions at the locations across the three schools
  • The most up to date weather forecast from the MET Office
  • Accessibility to the schools
  • Accessibility to the wide ranging local areas from where our children live
  • Potential compromises to the Health & Safety of our children and staff  

Please note that any decision to close is never taken lightly and always made with the best intensions, however weather is very unpredictable and so coming to such a decision can at times be very challenging for the schools.  

 

**Procedure for closing the school** 

 

During periods of adverse weather, a decision may be taken to close the school before or during the school day.  There are a number of ways in which you can keep up to date with the status of the school.  

 

  • Please listen to BBC Radio Leeds or The Pulse 
  • Visit the Calderdale Council website for the School Closures page
  • Visit the Home Page of this Wood Bank School website
  • Regularly check your mobile phone for any text messages or phone calls from the School Office

To support us with this, please can all staff, parents, families and regular visitors ensure that the School Office have up to date emergency contact numbers.