It is very rare that Northfield School and Sports College has to close. Indeed, this has happened only twice in the past five years . On both occasions the school closed late in the afternoon due to severe weather conditions . However, it is important that parents are aware of the procedures should we have to close.
If the school closes before the start of the day, the decision will be taken as early as possible. TFM radio will be informed of the closure and notices posted on the school's website. BBC Tees also posts information on its web sites. Where possible the school will send text messages informing parents of the closure and an indication of the length of the closure.
Should the school have to close during the school day, every effort will be made to contact all parents and carers. No students will be released unless we are sure that they have safe transport home and a secure and supervised place to return to. This may be through agreed arrangements between family friends or relatives.
It is ESSENTIAL that we have accurate emergency contact details on our school records. Please ensure that these are always updated after any changes.
If you wish to discuss particular arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact the school.