It is our intention to keep the school open if at all possible, however should circumstances be unavoidable and it be necessary to close the school, I would ask all Parents/Carers to log on to www.kentclosures.co.uk where a complete list of all school closures can be found. Search for the school in the search box. The Kent Closures website can also be used to find out if other services in Kent are open or closed, such as nurseries, children’s centres and libraries. We also recommend parents sign up for SMS/Email alerts on the Kent Closures website. This service will send an SMS or email alert to let parents know if Ridge View School is closed.
Parents can also listen to KMFM, BBC Radio Kent or Heart FM to hear if the school has closed.
Heart FM broadcasts on 102.8 and 103.1 FM website
BBC Radio Kent broadcasts on 104.2 and 96.7 FM website
KMFM broadcasts 96.2 and 101.6 FM website
Parents and Carers need to make the decision whether the journey to school is safe for their child as due to our very large catchment area we cannot be certain about the weather conditions where you live. We will obviously support whatever decision you make. Children who are absent due to weather conditions are given an authorised absence code. Please would you contact the school if you do take the decision to keep your child at home due to severe weather conditions. Taxi companies may make individual decisions regarding safety based on their local knowledge. In this instance Parents/Carers will be informed of these by the respective companies.
If weather conditions were to deteriorate during the school day and it becomes necessary to close the school early, we will organise early transport home and the transport companies or the school will telephone you to ensure someone is at home to receive your child. Children will not be sent home unless someone is available to receive them. Can you please ensure you contact us straight away with any change to your contact details.
In the instance of school closure, please use the above methods of checking upon school re -opening.