Emergency school closures

This page details what we would do if we ever needed to close the school in an emergency, such as very heavy snow.

Firstly, we would only close if we absolutely had to. As a parent, I fully understand how inconvenient it is for working parents and as a teacher I know how much learning is missed from just one day of absence. We would only ever close if it was unsafe not to.

If we did have to close we would consider first a partial closure, allowing Years 11 and 13 to use parts of the site, whilst closing to other years, recognising that public examinations are now only a few months away.

Parents and carers are invited to sign up to receive an emergency email in the event of a school closure. To sign up parents and carers should go to https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725489

Here you will find a sign-up page, look in the top right hand corner to sign up for the first time. You can add The Hemel Hempstead School, but also other schools your other children may attend.

Then the best way to keep up to date is via our website at www.hhs.herts.sch.uk, on Twitter @HemelHSchool and on Instagram @hemelhempsteadschool.  There may also be announcements on local BBC radio.

I would encourage you to follow us on Twitter and Instagram anyway to keep up to date with all the fantastic things happening at The Hemel Hempstead School.