Egerton Church of England

Primary School

Together, we inspire, nurture and thrive.

Severe Weather

Schools should, wherever possible, stay open in severe weather. They play a key role in their communities and by staying open help both their pupils and parents.” – Department for Education


During the winter months there is always the possibility of snow and ice, which can cause widespread and prolonged disruption. Schools are often affected and while we will make every effort to keep the school open there may be times when the school may close due to ‘unavoidable’ circumstances.

We recognise that it is important that our school remains open so parents are able to work and pupils can continue to learn, and we will make every effort to prepare for snow/ice this winter by e.g. gritting pathways


How will we let you me know if the school is closed?

If we do experience severe snow/ice resulting in hazardous conditions, Mrs Walker may have to take the decision to close the school. Once this decision has been made we will notify parents in a variety of ways.

  • Via the Kent Closures website. To determine whether Egerton CEP School is open or closed please visit .   Search for the school in the search box. The Kent Closures website can also be used to find out if other services in Kent are open or closed, such as nurseries, children’s centres and libraries. We also recommend parents sign up for Email alerts on the Kent Closures website, for details of how to do this please see the document below. Parents can also listen to KMFM, BBC Radio Kent or Heart FM to hear if the school has closed.
  • Via the text service we use to communicate with you.
  • Via the school website/app.
  • Via the school Facebook page.