Fairmead School

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School closure due to bad weather conditions

How to find out if the school is closed after a night or weekend of severe weather

  • A text message will be sent to parents and carers
  • Check the school website ( - details are usually updated by 07:00.  Don't forget, you may need to click your 'refresh' button to get up-to-date information.  This information is also posted on the Somerset County Council website ( and the Somerset Learning Platform (
  • Listen to the radio announcements on:
    • BBC Somerset FM 95.5
    • Heart FM 102.6
    • Breeze FM 106.5

What to do if weather conditions are poor but the school is open

  • If the transport does not run in the morning, assume it will not run in the afternoon.  Therefore, if students manage to get into school in the morning via any other means, do not assume that transport will be available to take them home at the end of the day.

Closure of school during the working day

  • Occasionally, if the weather deteriorates during the day a decision has to be taken to send the pupils and staff home early while roads are still passable.
  • We will inform parents and carers that students are being sent home early and if we are unable to make contact, the pupils will remain in school.
  • In this respect it would be helpful if we have up-to-date parents and carers contact telephone numbers where they can be reached in this event.
  • Should the weather deteriorate in your area and you are concerned about your child's journey home, if you decide to collect them from school early, please telephone the school to inform us and report to Reception when you arrive.