Predicted Extreme Heat Weather Warnings
The Met Office has extended an amber extreme heat warning for Sunday 17 July, Monday
18 July and Tuesday 19 July, as temperatures will build this weekend and early next week for
much of England and Wales.
The amber warning highlights likely adverse health effects for the public, not just limited to
those most vulnerable to extreme heat.
Temperatures could be in excess of 35°C in the southeast, and more widely around 32°C
within the warning area, with Monday and Tuesday most likely to see temperatures around
There is clear government guidance on looking after children and those in early years
settings during heatwaves, including the use of ventilation, keeping children hydrated, and
avoiding vigorous physical activity, encouraging children to wear loose, light coloured
clothing and sunhats with wide brims, to use sunscreen, and providing them with plenty of
With this in mind I have decided to allow children not to wear school uniform next week if
they do not want to. They will be allowed to wear loose, light coloured clothing. Tops should
be suitable and long enough so their mid-drift is covered; shorts and t-shirt would be ideal
to allow students to remain attentive and cool ensuring good learning continues throughout
the last week of term.
Children should use sunscreen and wear a sunhat with a wide brim and have a water bottle
with them which can be refilled regularly at school. Children will be encouraged to drink lots
of water throughout the day to ensure that they stay hydrated.
Windows in school will be opened early morning to allow air to circulate.
Children will not be expected to do vigorous activities because of the extreme weather in