Dorset County Council took the decision this afternoon to cancel transport to all schools on Friday. A number of schools in the Dorchester and Beaminster area announced this afternoon that they are closing tommorrow.
We have been following the forecast very closely and weather warnings are still in in place for Dorset/Somerset/Devon due to expected overnight snow and ice. Given the high proportion of staff that we have who would be travelling to work from areas that might present hazerdous driving conditions, I have taken the difficult decision to close the school tomorrow. In order to remain open I woukd need to be confident that I would have enough staff in school to supervise all of our students.
I apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and I hope the notice gives you time to make appropriate plans.