I don't know why I've got snow on the brain-I think it's just cold in my house! I was just wondering if schools who stay open during the snow suffer problems with their attendance percentages or not? My school was the only one in the area who opened when we had heavy snow last year and out of 600 pupils, only about 90 turned up, despite the children living locally and the teachers having walked miles in the snow. Do Those Important People like Ofsted/the government/Queen/God think that it's preferable to have an untainted attendance record or better to stay open at any cost? When attendance records are studied-do they excuse things like 20% attendance during snow; what should schools do?