We will normally close the school only if it is unavoidable e.g. if gas or electricity supplies are disrupted, if the Highways Agency or Police advise against travelling, or if the Local Authority instructs all schools to close. Otherwise, please assume that the school will be open.
Crawley Luxury Coaches (and the other coach companies) will always endeavour to provide a full service. However, coaches may well be unavoidably delayed by adverse traffic conditions. Parents and pupils need to decide how long they are willing to wait for a coach, depending on the weather and other factors (e.g. the location of the bus stop). The school is not and cannot be held responsible for children who are left at a bus stop in poor weather conditions. If in doubt, parents should contact the relevant coach company directly (see telephone numbers below) to establish whether a particular service is running. The safety of pupils must be paramount, and, while all pupils should make every reasonable effort to reach the school, the ultimate decision on whether to attend school rests with parents.
In the event that the school has to be closed and we are aware of this the day before, all pupils will be informed before the end of the school day, and a message to this effect will be placed on the school website and on the answerphone.
If the school has to be closed in an emergency, an email and a text message will be sent via ParentMail to inform parents as soon as possible. Pupils will be supervised in school until parents can be contacted.
Coach Contact numbers:
Crawley Luxury Coaches 01293 521002 / 521007
Edward Thomas Coaches 020 8397 3774
Haines Minicoaches 01737 360203