Ducklings our Early Years Reception class

Ducklings our Early Years Reception class

Ducklings’ charity work - Spring 2017.
We had a visit from the lifeboat team in Swanage to find out about how they help us and how we can keep ourselves safe at the seaside.

Have you read our school magazine?

Have you read our school magazine?

Each half term children from across the school act as resident journalists, capturing all that happens both in the classrooms, clubs and on our fabulous enrichment curriculum days.

Marvellous ME!

Marvellous ME!

Please make sure you have signed up to our home school link communication system. This email service ensures you are up to date with the progress your child is making at school.

Monday 19th March 2018

To ensure the safety of pupils and staff the school will be closed today.

Please contact the school office for further information.

St Mark’s CE Primary School,
High Street,
BH19 2PH

Telephone: 01929 422949

Emergency Closure Procedures

School Status

Here are the procedures which will come into operation if the school has to close for an emergency, for example due to extreme weather:

  • If the decision is made to close the school before or during the school day, parents/carers will be informed by our text messaging service.  Please make sure that our school office knows if your phone number changes!  Thank you!
  • If the decision is made to close the school this will be indicated on the Home Page of our school website.
  • If the decision is made to close the school this information will be available on the ‘School Closures’ section of the, ‘Dorset for You,’ website which can be accessed by visiting the, ‘Dorset for You,‘ website using this link to get you to the correct information page.
  • If the decision is made to close the school this will be shared with the following Radio Stations:
    Heart 102.3 FM
    Wave 105.3 FM
    Fire 107.6 FM
    The radio stations have said that this information might be posted on their websites rather than read out ‘on air’ because of the volume of schools which can be affected, for example when there is extreme weather.
  • Please rest assured that members of staff will, of course, remain on site while any children are present if the closure takes place during the school day.

There are, quite rightly, certain rules/procedures which the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors have to follow when making any decision to close the school but please be assured that they will always endeavour to inform everyone as swiftly as possible.  The decision is also one for each school to make individually and the specific circumstances in each school will inevitably mean that schools may announce their decisions at different times.

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