Extreme Weather Guidance

Bad weather (particularly snow) is a rare event for Christ’s school. However, when it comes, it can be very disruptive.  Understandably many parents may try to contact the school if snow starts falling, but this can be unhelpful and frustrating as we have a limited number of lines and may be using them ourselves on calls monitoring the local situation. In such circumstances we would ask parents to be patient and to wait for us to contact you via EduLink parent app, text and/or email. We will also update information on the school website (www.christs.richmond.sch.uk) regularly in such circumstances and will also change our status on Open check www.opencheck.atomwide.com. We may also use social media (Twitter and Facebook) on occasion.

Please always assume that school is open unless you receive information to the contrary. Students should make additional allowance for travel time if roads and pavements are slippery but passable and should not seek to excuse themselves because they did not allow for the conditions. We would ask parents to ensure that students leave home on such mornings or when cold/poor weather is forecast in appropriate footwear and suitable additional clothing. If transport is severely disrupted or you feel your child’s safety is genuinely compromised we would ask you to notify us of lateness or absence in the normal way.

If snow has fallen overnight, or conditions are deteriorating in the morning, a decision as to whether the school will be closed will usually be made and broadcast to you by 7.30am. Please do not call the school switchboard at this time as it is unlikely to be manned or we may be using all the lines. If a decision has to be made to close the school during the day after students have arrived but before the normal closing time, we will contact you and keep you updated as described and, in extreme
circumstances only, may allow the students to make supervised contact with you from their own mobile devices regarding transport home. We will make every attempt to ensure all students make contact with parents or a suitable family member; students should not leave school unless a family member has been contacted and we will keep students safe on the premises until they tell us they have been able to contact home. As far as possible we would ask you not to travel to pick up your child if you would not normally do so as this may contribute to additional problems and delay on nearby roads.

Please be assured that the safety of the students is of paramount importance, so we will be on top of the situation and seeking reliable advice from local transport providers and other schools in the area on a continuous basis, so we ask you please to NOT anticipate closure by contacting your child by phone or text as they are not allowed to use their phones during lessons.

January 2023

  • 01:47 PM - 18th April, 2024 Looking for a holiday club for your child? Camp Beaumont are taking bookings for May half term at Christ's School for children aged 3-14. Discount code is CHRISTS24 to save 10% pic.twitter.com/GFGbyG6lWN
  • 05:08 PM - 17th April, 2024 Monday 22nd April is Earth Day and Christ's School Eco-Group have planned lots of activities to help us celebrate. pic.twitter.com/EyojCogA7f
  • 09:13 AM - 11th April, 2024 NEW: Extra Curricular Sports Clubs Term 3 2023.24Starts week commencing 15th April pic.twitter.com/RrV7mR7HSE
  • 09:09 AM - 11th April, 2024 A reminder to please top up your child's lunch account if they wish to purchase food from the canteen when we return to school next week. This can be done online via MCAS or students can bring cash into school to top up using the cash loaders pic.twitter.com/IM04Pudy8J
  • 08:52 AM - 27th March, 2024 Reminder, tomorrow is a Non-Uniform Day, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Donations will be collected on the gate (Cash/Card) or you can donate online via our Just Giving page Read more
  • 08:04 AM - 26th March, 2024 Well done to U14 Girls Basketball Team for their efforts at the London Youth Games Finals yesterdayThe girls came 4th overall, meaning they are the 4th best team in London at this age group. What an achievement for the girls.MVP: Dayana.P pic.twitter.com/sXZhF9TbT1
  • 08:32 AM - 25th March, 2024 Year 8 Spanish Trip Highlights pic.twitter.com/wRFMyhLGNo
  • 07:28 AM - 25th March, 2024 Well done to the Sixth Form Netball team who beat Waldegrave in their last ever Borough game! pic.twitter.com/4uuvSvXUKf
  • 12:20 PM - 21st March, 2024 Please see the timings below for the end of term next Thursday, 28th March. We will also be holding a Non-uniform day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Read more pic.twitter.com/kI4sV4fVRQ
  • 12:59 PM - 19th March, 2024 As Part of our Neurodiversity Week, we are holding a doughnut sale tomorrow.Break and Lunch time in the Quad.We will have a bank card reader if you forget your cash.Allergy and vegan options available. pic.twitter.com/bKx8ILLYu1
  • 07:07 AM - 19th March, 2024 Year 7 Boys BOROUGH CHAMPIONS!!!!Congratulations to the Year 7 boys basketball team who beat SRRS 46-27 in the Borough final!MVP: Danny O and Odysseas#englandbasketball pic.twitter.com/g14zLZoWVq
  • 12:03 PM - 15th March, 2024 Well done to the Y7 & Y8 netball teams who are still undefeated in the borough league both beating Turing House School last night. pic.twitter.com/rhhazG9pmk