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Late/Absence Procedures

Severe Weather Conditions

Please note that if severe weather is apparent, the following advice applies to all schools:

Schools will stay open if at all possible when there is severe weather such as deep/drifting snow, very high winds or widespread flooding. Parents and carers have the responsibility of getting their children to and from school safely and need to decide if the journey is safe when severe weather affects transport or walking conditions.


Parents/carers should inform the school if their child is absent due to severe conditions making the journey unsafe. If your child has a disability and/or learning difficulty, your decision to take the journey must take this into consideration. Please consider carefully and only keep your child at home if conditions are unsafe. As you know, St. Gregory’s will be open!


On occasions, schools will need to close and a message will go out on the Kent Closures Website


If, on the rare occasion school closes at a time within the school day, parents/carers will be informed by telephone/text. Late opening and/or early closure is a possibility in poor weather conditions.


Year 6 parents: open day information for secondary schools now on 'Latest News.' We are pleased to announce that you can now download our school app - more details under the 'News & Events' page. Phil McDermott our storyteller returns to St Gregory's. Don't miss his storytelling assemblies every Tuesday at 2:45pm. Bake sale in aid of Diabetes UK on the 21st September. More details found on "Latest news". Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 22nd September. If it is raining in the mornings, please take Y1 - Y6 children along the side entrance to the hall. Details of the first sporting competitions have been released on the 'Latest News' section.