Severe Weather Guidance

In the event of severe weather, every effort will be made to keep the school open for pupils at all times. However, should it be necessary for us to close we will, in the first instance, contact parents/carers by text using Schoolcomms (please ensure that your contact details are kept up-to-date – further details are available from the office). We will also place a notice on the front page of this website and make public announcements on the following local radio stations/websites:

BBC Radio Kent – 96.7/104.2 fm (
Heart FM – 103.1/102.8 fm (
KMFM – 96.2/101.6 fm (

Please presume we are open unless you hear to the contrary and avoid telephoning the office to check as, in the past, we have been unable to respond to the increased volume of calls.

Late opening and/or early closure is a possibility in severe weather conditions and again you will be notified if either of these precautions is taken by the above mentioned methods.

If conditions worsen during the school day and parents feel it is absolutely necessary to collect children, the school should, if possible, be contacted prior to collection. Please avoid collecting children before the end of the school day unless you feel their safety is at risk.

Personal Property

The Governors do not accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal property of students. Parents should make sure that all property can be identified. Students should not bring large sums of cash etc to school.

Printed Website Information

St Botolph’s can provide free paper copies of any information listed on the website upon request.  Please contact Kim Barton, Office Manager, on 01474 365737.