In this section you can find all the information you need about when the school is open and at what times. Click on the relevant tab button to view.
4th September 2018 – 25th October 2018 (INSET 3rd September and 26th October 2018)
5th November 2018 – 21st December 2018
7th January 2019 – 14th February 2019 (INSET 15th February 2019)
25th February 2019 – 12th April 2019
29th April 2019 – 24th May 2019
3rd June 2019 – 19th July 2019 (INSET 17th June 2019 and 22nd July 2019)
|Assembly||9.05 – 9.25||9.05 – 9.25|
|Morning session 1||9.25 – 10.30||9.25 – 10.30|
|Morning break||10.30 – 10.45||10.30 – 10.45|
|Morning session 2||10.45 – 12.00||10.45 – 12.15|
|Lunch||12.00 – 1.10||12.15 – 1.10|
|Afternoon session(s)||1.10 – 2.15|
2.30 – 3.15
|1.10 – 3.20|
Juniors do not have an afternoon break.
You can see a brief summary outline of forthcoming events listed here. To view the complete calendar listing please click on the green link underneath.
It is our policy to try to keep school open whenever possible; however we are bound to experience some problems during severe winter weather and in extreme circumstances school will have to be closed. Parents will receive a text regarding school closure and an announcement will be made on High Peak Radio. We will now be able to keep you up to date with any relevant information on the notice board of the website; the address can be found above. It is also helpful if groups of parents establish communication networks to reduce the number of telephone calls to school. If you have not received a text and there has been heavy snow overnight you should telephone school, after 7.45 a.m., to check that staff have been able to gain access.
You will be advised of circumstances and the extent to which school can function. In certain circumstances you may be advised to delay sending your child to school. Please do not send your child(ren) to school unless you are sure it is open. Some of our staff travel some distance and may be experiencing more extreme conditions than Buxton! If we are open, but with fewer staff, you may be asked if your child could remain at home if you can arrange child care. This would be very much appreciated and would allow us to remain open for those parents who have work commitments. All absences relating to snow closure will be authorised and will not affect your child’s attendance record.
If there is snow during the school day it will be necessary to allow some staff to go home early to avoid being stranded at school. If you can see this situation developing we would be grateful if you could help by removing your child from school. Please do not feel that you need to telephone, just turn up and collect your child. If conditions continue to deteriorate it will be necessary to close school to avoid children or staff becoming stranded. We would, in these circumstances, text or telephone the parents of any children still in the building, but please try to remove your children before this happens.
I do appreciate that such arrangements can be very inconvenient, but the health and safety of the children and staff at these times are of paramount importance.