Occasions can arise, especially in winter-time, when it is necessary to close the school.
You can check whether Allenbourn is closed by:
- Logging on to this website – a message about any school closure will appear on the Latest News page.
- Tuning in to Radio Solent (FM 96.1 or MW 999), Fire (FM 107.6) and Heart Dorset (FM 102.3) who will broadcast information regarding emergency situations affecting schools. (Please note that Heart medium wave (Classic Gold) does not broadcast such messages. Radio Solent and Heart have asked schools to remind parents not to phone the radio stations directly but to listen to announcements. Parents' calls in the past have clogged up the lines so that schools cannot get through. If an emergency occurs during the day, children will not be sent home early unless there is an assurance that there is a responsible adult to receive them at home or at an agreed alternative address.)