Red Weather Warning 18th/19th July 2022

Dear parents / carers
As you are aware, we have been monitoring closely the extreme weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday. The MET Office has now upgraded the 'Amber' weather warning for our area to 'Red'.

Having reviewed the activities planned both in and out of school for next week we have been forced to alter our plans significantly:

  • Year 10 and 12 Work Experience with external employers - this will take place as planned, although parents may wish to check with employers directly concerning any possible changes due to the impact of the weather
  • Year 10 and Year 12 Work Experience in school - this is cancelled and students must remain at home on Monday and Tuesday
  • Year 7 Llanrug trip - this will take place as planned
  • Monday's Year 7 Worcester Lakeside trip - this will still take place, but with an earlier finish time. This means that students will need to be collected at 1.30 pm from school as there will be no buses in the afternoon. Buses will run as normal on Monday morning, but many of the school buses have no air-conditioning, resulting in the potential for unsafe conditions in temperatures forecast to peak at 38 degrees at 4pm.
  • In-school activities on Monday and Tuesday for Year 7, 8 and 9 (including Tuesday's Malvern Hills walk) - these are cancelled and students must remain at home on Monday and Tuesday

In-school activities on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as the Malvern Hills walk on Wednesday, will go ahead as planned, subject to the current weather forecast proving accurate

School will close at 12.30 on Thursday, as published in the calendar

We are hugely disappointed to have been forced to make these changes, which are in line with those made by other local schools. We very much hope that parents will understand that the decisions taken are in response to an unprecedented situation. All-time temperature records are likely to be broken on Monday and there will be no respite until Wednesday. The safety of the children is our number one concern, and we will continue to keep the situation under close review. We will contact you immediately if it becomes clear that further changes are needed for Wednesday and Thursday.

With very best wishes
Lindsey Cooke

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