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St Dennis

Primary Academy

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Emergency Closure

Bad Weather Advice for Parents

School will be closed only in extreme conditions or when insufficient staff are able to get to school.


If the Weather is Snow or Icy Overnight

As soon as the decision is made to either close the school or to remain open a message will be sent via email or text using the contact information you have provided. A message will also be put on the school facebook page as soon as possible. Announcements will be made on Radio Cornwall, Pirate FM and Heart FM, a list of schools closed is also available on the Cornwall Council website - see link below. 

Please do not ring the school – we need to keep the lines clear for emergencies.

Only Bring Your Child to School If You Think It Is Safe To Do So

Please let us know you are unable to get your child to school, either by e-mail ( or by calling the school absence mailbox on 01726 822546 option 1.


If your child has been pre-booked into breakfast club, please remember cancel via Parentpay or to let Mrs Edmunds know by calling the school number and chosing option 3.  Please also remember to cancel any school meals ordered for the day.


If you are unable to get in first thing in the morning but the weather improves later in the day children should come to school as soon as it is safe to do so. Registration will be held open for those children who come in late.


If the Weather Deteriorates During the Day

If we decide to close the school a text message will be sent to parents to ask them to collect their children from school. We will endeavour to contact parents by telephone if they do not have a mobile phone. If you have contact with other parents it would be of great help if you could ‘spread the word’ so that children can be collected as quickly as possible. Please do not ring the school as we need to keep the lines clear to contact parents and the appropriate authorities.


If the weather worsens where you live and you consider it may be unsafe to wait until the end of the school day please come and collect your child straight away (there is no need to call school beforehand). If you have any doubts please come and collect your child – both their and your safety is our prime concern.


We really hope these arrangements will not be required!

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  • Carne Hill, St Dennis, Saint Austell
  • PL26 8AY
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St Dennis Primary Academy is part of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 08880841. Registered address: College Road, Truro, TR1 3XX