Clifton Hampden CE Primary School

Together we are Curious, Courageous and Compassionate

Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, OX14 3EE

01865 407700

Emergency Closures



The staff at Clifton Hampden School work hard to ensure we are open every day, however, we must be prepared for the possibility of snow disruption during the winter months. We are aware that the timings of our decisions to close the school is critical for parents and carers who need to manage alternative arrangements for their children.

When there is a possibility that the school will have to close early, open late, or not open at all, we assess the following health and safety directives;

  • Can we adequately staff the schools?
  • Can the school sites be made safe?
  • Can the school sites be kept safe for the duration?
  • Can we provide lunchtime meals to children requiring one?
  • While we are not responsible for public highways and pathways outside of school, we will also consider the safety of parents / carers, children and staff traversing to and from our schools.

Our main objective during inclement conditions is to ensure the school site is safe and adequately staffed.

Whatever the time of day, please be assured that the decision to close the school is not taken lightly and only after considering many health and safety factors.

If school must close, we will inform our parents and carers via Parentmail, we will list our closure on our website we will contact local radio stations Heart FM and BBC Radio Oxford to announce our closure and we will list our closure on the Oxfordshire County Council website

Our parents and carers are advised to keep checking Parentmail for communication during periods of heavy snowfall.