Contingency plan for exams during adverse weather

This information is to explain the procedures that will take place should Ebbw Fawr Learning Community be closed due to adverse weather conditions or for any other reason when a formal examination is timetabled.

All examination students must attend school even if the School is closed to non-examination students.  The Exam Awarding Bodies do not grant any special consideration for students who fail to turn up for their exams.

Staff will be in school to conduct exams if an official closure has not been announced but the Reception staff will not be in school and therefore please do not leave any message on the school answerphone.

If you wish to phone to say that you will be attending for your exam but are delayed please call one of the following Ebbw Fawr Learning Community mobile number 073871981876 or contact

If there is no immediate answer to your call please leave a message giving your name and expected time of arrival and a contact telephone number.

However, please be aware that the JCQ regulations state that the Awarding Bodies may not mark exam papers if candidates  arrive later than one hour after the published start time.

Absence due to extenuating circumstances

If students are unable to attend for reasons of severe illness, or certain personal circumstances which deem them unable to sit their exam, it is extremely important that a doctor’s note dated with the date of the missed exam is given to the Examinations Officer. 

If students are ill on the day of the exam it is vital that the School Office (01495 354690) is informed. If there is no reply to a phone call then please leave a message saying that the exam was missed and a doctor’s note will be brought into school within 5 days of the missed exam.

If you require any futher information please contact:

Mrs D Thomas (Data and Examinations Manager)
01495 354646