If there is anything you or your family may need some help or support with, especially at the moment, please let us see if we can help in any way!

St Mary's Farnham Royal Church of England Primary School

Founded in Faith focused on Family and fulfilling Future potential

Snow Procedures

How will I know if school is closed?


DO NOT CALL SCHOOL - Look at the website - There may not be staff on site

The decision to close the school is based on two key factors.

  • Staffing: How many teachers are able to get to school safely. They themselves may be delayed
  • Access to the school site:

    Overnight Snow

    If access to the school is deemed to be hazardous or there is clearly going to be insufficient teachers to teach the children, then the Chair of Governors & Headteacher will make the decision to close the school.


    We will endeavour to do this as early as possible as we appreciate school closures effect many people. However, there are many factors to consider:

    • The safety of children
    • The safety of staff. They need to arrive safely to assess the school site.
    • Changeable weather
    • The effect on all parties involved

    Snow During the School Day

    If the school closes during the day, we will share this with the ways stated above. It is impractical to phone every parent so please make sure you monitor the website & pass on information to others.


    If there is snow, then our lunches may not be delivered even if we are open. If in doubt, please send your child with a packed lunch. If hot meals cannot be delivered this may be considered as a contributing factor for school closure, as we cannot feed the children.


    If You Work Out of Area

    Please make arrangements with a parent who is closer to school so they can collect your child. Please let school know of this arrangement


    What can you do to help?

    1. DO NOT CALL SCHOOL – We cannot man the phones and you block the line for essential calls.
    2. Monitor the school communication
    3. Support the school. School closure can be an inconvenience, however the school will always make considered decision based on the information available.