In the event of an emergency school closure:

e.g.  very heavy snowfall, heating/electrical failure

Closure before school opening time:-

1.    Notification:

(a)   Non-internet based

  • Listen to Radio Jackie 107.8 FM
  • Message on school answerphone
  • Notice at front of school

(b)   Internet based

Please be aware that if a large number of schools are affected, these forms of communication (being internet based) may be slow or crash at peak times.

  • Surrey County Council Website
  • Radio Jackie website – www.radiojackie.com (closures due to snow)
  • Banstead Community Junior School Website
  • Parentmail

2.    Forced closures during the school day

In the first instance:-

We will notify you through Parentmail via a text message to your mobile phone.  For the very few parents that are not on Parentmail the school office will contact you.  It is imperative that you keep us informed of any changes to your mobile phone numbers.

In addition:-  Via our website and a notice at the front of the school.

No child would be allowed to leave the school without being collected by their parent/carer or school have been given authority from the parent that their child can be collected by an adult friend or to go home unsupervised (where appropriate).

In the event of parents unable to get to the school to collect their child, procedures are in place which could allow the child to be accommodated in school overnight with supervision from an appropriate adult.