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Ashmead provides its children with two everlasting things, one is roots, the other wings.

School Closed due to adverse weather

The School has unfortunately had to remain closed today 11/12/17 due to the adverse weather conditions. Please be assured that this decision was not taken lightly but was made for the following reasons:

  • Following e-mail communication with teachers yesterday, it became apparent that many teachers would be unable to make it to school today due to travelling distance; we would therefore not have had enough teaching staff to maintain ratios.
  • Looking at conditions last night we were concerned that emergency services may not have been able to reach the school if required.
  • More snow had been forecast for this morning.
  • We had concerns that our hot school meal provider may have been unable to provide a service today.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this has caused and will be giving serious thought and consideration to any future options we may be able to offer to those parents and families who require emergency childcare on such occasions.

The School will be open tomorrow. However, please take care on untreated paths leading to, and on, School premises. Please also ensure that your children are dressed appropriately and are wearing appropriate footwear for wet and cold conditions.


Thank you for your understanding and support in this matter


Mr Pearse & Mr Pickover 

      Co-Head Teachers