Furneux Pelham School

At Furneux Pelham C of E School our aim is to encourage all children to reach the highest standard possible in all that they do by providing them with the necessary skills and attitudes that will enable them to continue their education with high self-esteem and personal confidence.

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Bad Weather Policy


Bad Weather Policy

In the event of severe weather, it may be necessary to close the school. We will always endeavour to remain open but given the rural location of the school this is not always possible.

You can check whether the school is open or not by logging onto www.hertsdirect.org/ where you will be directed to a webpage that notifies you of the status of all schools in Hertfordshire.


In the event of severe weather, we use a system run by Hertfordshire County Council called the Closure Notification System which allows us to alert you of the situation in school. Please use the following options to check whether or not the school is open:

Check your emails as if it is at all possible the school will send a School Gateway message as this can be done from home. However, their system does get busy during such occasions and messages may not get through immediately.

Check the school website ss we will endeavour to post a message.

– Visit www.hertsdirect.org where you will be directed to a webpage that notifies you of the status of the school.
– Tune in to BBC Three Counties Radio (103.8FM / 95.5FM) or Heart FM (101.7 FM).
– Receive messages about school closure by registering with:


Please do not contact staff directly as their telephones become tied up with incoming calls and it becomes difficult for the school office to contact them.