Emergency Closure

In the event of severe weather, the school will endeavour to remain open.

However, there may be times when this proves impossible e.g.

  • If there are dangerous travel conditions
  • If we have insufficient staff or are unable to provide school meals.
  • If the school site is unsafe

A decision to close will be made as early as possible but this may not be until 8:00 a.m. when we know which staff have been able to get into school.

If a decision to close is made, we will communicate in the following ways, with messages:

  • By text to parents on day 1, as early as possible.
  • on Testbourne Community School website
  • Vist HCC Education website
  • on Local Radio stations – e.g. Basingstoke Breeze, Heart FM, Radio Solent, The Breeze – Andover.

If school is able to open in inclement weather, you must decide if it is safe for your child to travel and ensure they are properly dressed for the conditions.

Please view the school’s emergency closure Information and Guidance for Parents for further information.

TCS Emergency (Weather + other) Closure Narrative