Dear Parents and Carers,
Storm Eunice Update – School Closure
Following on from this afternoon’s information, Devon Local Authority have now issued guidance for tomorrow’s expected weather conditions. This includes:
- Widespread disruption is likely across Devon tomorrow (Friday 18 February) as the south west is expected to be battered by gale force winds caused by Storm Eunice. Peak 'Red Warning' winds of up to 80 miles per hour inland and 90 miles per hour in coastal areas are likely from 7.00am – 12.00 noon.
- We're advising people to only go out during Storm Eunice if absolutely necessary as there's a high chance that conditions will be quite unsafe, so please delay your journey if you can.
- Such strong winds may well lead to fallen trees or branches and other debris on the roads, so be alert, particularly on minor roads where they may not have been reported.
In light of this information, and in the interest of safety, our Ventrus MAT has decided to close all of its schools tomorrow.
Closing a school is always a difficult decision to make and one which is not taken lightly. We understand how disruptive a school closure can be, but also recognise the need to put safety first. As this storm is reported to be one of the worst storms to hit the UK in the last thirty years, we have decided to be cautious and mindful of everyone’s safety; pupils, parents and staff alike.
Thank you for your understanding and I hope you all stay safe and have a great half term.
Mr Nick Burstow