We will always do our best to ensure that school is open for students to sit external examinations. However, there may be exceptional cases when this will not be possible. If our website states that school is closed to all students and you are meant to be sitting an external exam on the same day, don’t panic! We will enter you for the next available sitting, for example in the summer term rather than in January. If this is not possible then we will apply for special consideration for all those students affected. If the weather is bad enough to close our school other schools will be affected and the Exam boards will take this into account.
If school is open but the weather is bad you should still do your very best to get into school, as long as your parents think that it is safe to do so. Do not worry if you have tried your best to get in for the start of the exam but have still been delayed as we can, in exceptional circumstances, allow you to start the exam a little later, but you may need documentation to support your. However, we are not allowed to postpone the examination to another day. If it is not safe to travel to school, in most cases we can enter you for the next scheduled date for the exam you have missed. Please contact the school at your earliest opportunity to inform us of your delay. Please see our Examinations Contingency Plan