Dorney School

The Little Village School with a Big Heart

Snow Procedures - School Closure



In the event of extreme inclement weather, such as when heavy falls of snow develop overnight and continue into the following day or extreme icy conditions occur, parents should take the following advice about the possibility of school closure. Whenever possible, Dorney School will remain open. However, we have to consider the safety of all our children and staff, some of whom travel a distance into school each day. Should the need arise, in severe weather a decision will be made by 7.30 a.m. if the school is to be closed. A Parentmail text message and email alert will be sent to parents informing you of a school closure.  The closure will also be announced on the school website at


I would ask all parents to check for a text or email message if heavy snow is falling or has fallen overnight or if there is other extreme weather and there have been school closures announced. Please do not telephone the school before 8.30 a.m. If you do arrive at school, please do not leave your children without confirming that the school is to remain open. Once the school is open for the day, we will remain open until the end of the normal school day. Please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions!          


If heavy snow falls during the day and you are concerned about getting your child home, you are welcome to collect your child earlier. Please do not telephone in these circumstances, just call into school to collect the children. Phone lines can become extremely busy as you can imagine. Our aim is to open every day but hopefully, this information will give some clarity.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

School closures can also be located on the Bucks website: