Berwick Middle School

Lovaine Terrace, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1LA

01289 306140

admin@berwick.northumberland.sch.uk

Adverse Weather Procedure

ARRANGEMENTS IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER AND POSSIBLE SCHOOL CLOSURE

The school will rarely be closed as many children and staff live within walking distance of the school. In an emergency (e.g. no heating or bad weather) the school might have to close. School will contact parents by text (via Parentmail) or by telephone as soon as possible to help you make any necessary arrangements. We will also post messages on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Any general messages from the school to you, about transport or possible school closure, will be via Parentmail,Facebook and our website. Messages will also be given via Radio Newcastle (96 FM) and Radio Borders (96.8 FM (Cornhill area) and 102.3 FM (Berwick area). Information will also be available on Northumberland County Council website, www.northumberland.gov.uk.

Children will not be sent home from school until parents have been contacted and care arrangements made.

The school works closely with parents and bus companies in these situations and while it is the school’s responsibility to open or close the school, it is the bus company’s responsibility to arrange the transport and the parent’s responsibility to get their child to school.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PARENTS KEEP PUPIL CONTACT AND TRANSPORT DETAILS IN SCHOOL AND ON PARENTMAIL UP TO DATE

If you have reservations about sending your child to school because of bad weather or possible school closure, keep your child at home. Please phone the school to let us know. There will usually be someone there from 8.00am.

Contact Telephone Numbers

Berwick Middle School                             01289 306140

County Hall Transport Dept                     01670 624839

Border Villager                                          01668 216392

Travelsure                                                  01668 219291

Glen Valley Tours                                      01668 281578

Border Buses                                             01289 308719

A1 Cabs                                                      01289 308524

DDM Private Hire                                      07881 363911

Mr N Bell                                                    01289 388239