UTC Warrington is committed to staying open in all circumstances, it is very unlikely that we will ever have to close and parents and students should assume that the college will remain open unless they hear otherwise.
However, in the event of severe weather conditions (such as heavy snow) the UTC considers the safety and wellbeing of its students and staff with the utmost importance and the decision to close the college will be taken.
The UTC will also take account of local and national weather forecasts and may base its decision to close (or remain closed during a prolonged snowy spell) on these.
If there is heavy snowfall overnight the Principal will decide whether it is safe to open the college. We will do everything possible to make our decision by 7.00am.
All students should assume that the college is open as normal in all circumstances, but can check this website or call the main college number: 01925 737067, if they are in any doubt.
Any planned prolonged closures will be decided as early as possible and be communicated in the same way.
If there is heavy snowfall during the college day, we will aim to keep students in college until the end of the normal day or until they are picked up. However, if transport disruption requires staff and students to leave early, a decision will be made as soon as possible and parents will be informed via the school website and e-mail.
Students who live in vulnerable geographical areas will be invited to go home at the most timely and appropriate opportunity.
The UTC will not re-open until the site has clear pathways into the building and that major routes to the building can be safely negotiated by students.