Severe Weather Procedure

There may be some occasions where a decision is made to close the school due to severe weather conditions.  This decision is taken only after considerable thought and where there are concerns for safety. 

In the event of bad weather parents are asked to look at our website, where we will post a headline under the News and Events menu tab - look under Severe Weather Closures for the date and a message about whether or not the school is open.  You can also check our Twitter feed @greatteyprimary.  We will endeavour to text or phone each family in the event of the school being closed - please ensure we have up to date contact details.  Parents can also check the Essex County council website, which gives a list of emergency school closures - please visit  

In some cases, the school may close due to severe weather during the school day. In this event, you will be contacted by phone or text and asked to collect your child as soon as possible.  Pupils will be cared for by members of staff until they can be collected.