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New Leake Primary School


We have taken the decision to close Pod 1 (Class 1) due to staff being unable to get to school safely from their homes in Louth, Horncastle and Wainfleet. There has been more snowfall in those areas than New Leake and our main concern is the poor driving conditions, especially along side roads that are not gritted.

Although there is not much snow in New Leake at present, Mr Thompson has been to school this morning to grit the car park, and he experienced treacherous driving conditions along Fodderdyke Bank, as it has not been gritted and was extremely windy.

As more snow is forecast throughout the day, we must also consider the possibility of people being able to get home at the end of the day.

We are continuing to assess the situation and will provide further updates as soon as we can.

I’m sure you will understand that we have a duty to protect everyone’s safety and would not wish to put anyone at unnecessary risk due to the rural location of our school.

Thank you for your understanding.