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Emergency school closures

Schools are sometimes closed in unexpected circumstances like bad weather. We aim to let everyone know as soon as we can in these situations.

Headteachers are authorised to make an emergency closure when the state of the weather or any other exceptional circumstance make it absolutely necessary in the best interests of the pupils.

Text messaging

You will receive a text message wherever possible if your child's school is closed.

Online information

We maintain an online list which is updated as soon as possible when schools close:

View the emergency school closure list

The list provides further details including reasons for closures, expected durations of closures and contact details for the schools.

We add a link to the list from our homepage when one or more schools are closed at short notice. It might also be useful to save the link to your favourites or bookmarks.

Social media

We also send out relevant updates via our social media accounts if appropriate:

Local media

Local newspapers, radio and TV stations receive an email as soon as the online list of closed schools is updated. They can publicise this information if they want to.

Page last updated: 25/08/17