As you may be aware there is currently an amber weather warning in place as storm Ciaran moves towards Devon. An amber warning presents a risk to life, but there is also a large amount of uncertainty about this weather front which means it could increase to a red warning overnight. The combination of wind, rain, and the storm moving over warm sea waters increases risk of very high wind speeds, flooding and trees falling.
This potential risk to life means that we have taken the regrettable decision to close schools tomorrow. We do not do this lightly.
Okehampton Primary and St James CE Primary schools will be closed tomorrow to all children and staff.
We expect to reopen schools on Friday 3rd November. Further confirmation will be provided tomorrow.
Thank you for your understanding.
Mrs E Underwood
Simmons Hub Principal/DMAT Executive Principal