Snow and Bad Weather
Ashcroft School and Cottons Farm will always do everything they can, to avoid closing at short notice. The Principal appreciates the difficulty and inconvenience caused to families when schools close unexpectedly.
In some circumstances such as a heating failure, staffing issues or poor winter weather, teachers may not be able to get to school and have no option but to close.
Decisions will be made very early in the morning by 7.30am.
How do I find out if the school is closed?
We will text all parents as soon as the school is aware that it will be closed. If you are unsure whether the school has your right number, please do not start to contact the school. This will make the school telephone lines very busy.
We will inform parents by:
BBC Radio Derby
Derby City Council - Facebook Link - https://www.facebook.com/derbycc
You can listen to BBC Radio Derby on 104.5, 95.3 and 96 FM or 1116 AM.
Please be aware that the school takes calls to the switchboard early in the morning especially in the winter. You may find it difficult to get through so please be patient. We will answer your call as soon as we are able.
Follow us on Twitter for updates - @CottonsFarmSch