FRA Closure – 28/02/2018 6PM Update

Dear Parent/ Carer

 

Thank you for working with us today. A decision to close a school is never taken lightly and to close during the day brings considerable challenges and variables. 

 

As you are aware, forecasting has been difficult and the county has had some really significant snowfall in places and very little in others. 

 

The situation with FRA is that only 4 staff – both teaching and non teaching – live in Fowey. Significant numbers travel to work from places as far as Penzance in the West to Taunton in the East and pretty much everywhere in between. 

 

The County Council have just emailed all Cornwall Headteachers with the latest forecast from the Met office who say:

the line of snow showers currently affecting Cornwall will gradually ease this afternoon, with this evening and the first half of the night remaining dry with clear spells. The clear skies will mean that it will turn very cold with road surface temperatures falling well below zero, giving the risk of ice. There will be further snow showers moving in from the English Channel from around 3am onwards. These will be light to moderate at first, but may turn heavier later in the afternoon and evening before turning more to sleet and snow tomorrow night. There is also the possibility of freezing rain on Thursday and Friday which could result in dangerous driving conditions”.

Therefore, like many schools around the county,  I am announcing that FRA will be closed tomorrow (Thursday 1st March) on safety grounds. I will decide tomorrow afternoon about what we will do on Friday. 

 

On balance, I think that parents/carers will appreciate having advance notice today rather than have to make last minute plans/ decisions tomorrow morning. 

Updates will appear on our website and by ParentMail. 

Yours sincerely 

Martin Dale