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Our full Policy regarding unavoidable school closure can be found on our Policies page

 

When the school is in session and closure will be for the next day

If the school is in session and a decision is made to close the school for the next consecutive day parents/carers will be informed in the following way:

  • an information letter will be sent home with every child;

  • a message will be displayed on the school’s website: www.staugs.org.uk;

  • a text message will be sent out to parents/carers, where valid numbers are held on the system, using Parent Call;

  • a message will be placed on the school’s answer machine.

When the school is to be closed before students arrive on the first day of closure:

  • a text message will be sent to parents/carers by 7.30am on the day of closure;

  • a message will be placed on the school’s website from 7.30am;

  • a message will be placed on the school’s answer machine from 7.30am;

  • a message should appear on St Helens Council’s website;

  • the Contact Centre will hold information about any closure;

  • where possible Wish FM and Radio Merseyside will announce the closure.

If the school is to be closed for a second day and any further day/s the following will occur:

  • a text message will be sent to parents/carers by 3.00pm for the next day;

  • an updated message will appear on the school’s website from 3.00pm;

  • a message will be available on the school’s answer machine from 3.00pm;

  • the Council’s website, the Contact Centre and local radio stations will have up to date information from 3.00pm.

When the school re-opens parents/carers will be informed:

  • as above (via text, website, answer machine, Council website, radio stations, Contact Centre) to the above time scales;

  • parents/carers will be informed of any adjustments to the school day, uniform, access points via the above channels of communication.
     

Years 10 and 11

Where it is possible to admit lower numbers of students, Y11 and Y10 will be given priority due to the importance of GCSE studies. Parents and carers will be given brief instructions by text and fuller instructions as news on this website.

 

Student Work

Where possible all students will be sent home with work to complete for the duration of the closure. If the closure happens without time to send work home with students then all parents and students can access school work from the VLE (Moodle). 

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St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School

Boardmans Lane

Blackbrook

St Helens

WA11 9BB

Tel: 01744 678112

Fax: 01744 678113

Email: staugustine@sthelens.org.uk