Winter Weather Reminder

St Bart’s expects to remain open throughout the year, given our new buildings, site and equipment.  

Care should always be taken when walking to and from school.  In severe weather, individuals’ decisions with regard to travel to school, must be based on their assessment of local road and transport conditions.  

Should extreme conditions necessitate a closure on health and safety grounds, or a later start to the school day,  information will be provided via:

• The Schoolcomms email system
• St Bart’s website www.stbarts.co.uk (click on School News)
• West Berkshire Council website www.westberks.gov.uk (click on Schools)
• BBC Radio Berkshire
• Heart Radio
• The Breeze

Should it be necessary to close the school part way through the school day, we will communicate this via:

  • The Schoolcomms email system
  • St Bart’s website www.stbarts.co.uk (click on School News)

In the event of an early closure, we will assume that parents / carers give permission for their child to be released from school, earlier than the normal time of 3.30pm, unless parents / carers let us know, preferably by email (or telephoning the House Office).

If the school were to be closed students should look on the Open Hive website to find the work set.  Any students unable to access the site would be well advised to contact friends to pick up the work set, by phone.  It is important to note that public exams will always go ahead as scheduled. This includes all GCSEs, AS and A Levels.


Mrs C I Haddrell, Headteacher