Warm Weather Plan

With hot weather approaching on Friday, we need to consider uniform and ensure that our young people are safe and comfortable.

It’s been a number of years since we’ve had to make these decisions and the families who were with us pre-pandemic will know that we always try to make balanced decisions and ensure we are timely in communicating this. Ultimately, the safety of our young people are key. If you have any questions or feedback, please message us.

Thursday 16th June 2022
Whilst the weather is warm on Thursday, we are forecast some cloud cover so we’ll be making decisions on the day. We’ll communicate this with staff who will ensure students are aware. This is likely to include removing blazers and jumpers and loosening ties.

Friday 17th June 2022
The weather is forecast to be hot so we are setting the guidance now.

School Uniform
We would like for students to remain presentable. School blazers and jumpers may be kept off whilst in school and ties can be loosened. ‘Appropriate’ sun hats and sunglasses can be worn whilst out in direct sunlight at lunch and break times, but not during lessons or whilst moving between lessons.

Access to Water
Students are encouraged to drink regularly. It is advised that each student brings a full water bottle to school every day. These can then be re-filled throughout the day, we will ensure that all of our water coolers are full and working. So that lessons are not disrupted, it will still be the case that students will not be permitted to refill water bottles during lesson time, but instead they should use the break and lunchtime periods for this task. Under no circumstances are students to pour water over themselves or anybody else.

Sun Cream
Any student requiring sun cream protection, should, where possible, put it on at home before school, as staff cannot apply it. Students may bring sun cream into school to apply themselves, but they must not share it with others.

Medical conditions brought on by the sun, excessive heat and over exertion are a genuine concern at this time of year. The weather conditions will be monitored on a daily basis and further guidance may be made as appropriate.