School closures in emergencies

A list of schools that are closed or partially closed

All schools have their own arrangements to contact parents and carers should there be a need to close the school at short notice, for example in the event of severe weather. This may include the use of bespoke parent mailing systems, text, social media, etc as well as use of the school website.

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We work with schools to ensure we have up to date information on school closures as they occur.  We have a robust procedure for schools to notify us should they need to close.

The following local radio stations are automatically notified when we receive a formal notification of a school closing.

We also update our social media channels below:

In the event of a large number of schools being closed due to adverse weather this information may take some time to be fully updated so please ensure you check with your child's school.

Information for Parents / Carers

We recognise that the decision to close a school in the event of an emergency (eg snow, flooding, no water or heating) significantly impacts on parents, carers and children and young people's education. As such we have produced School Emergency Closures - A Guide for Parents and Carers.

If your child's school is not listed, we strongly recommend that you contact their school directly to establish if it is closed. If a school is closed this information should usually be available on the school’s website and / or their social media pages.

Information for Schools

School Emergency Closure procedures for schools can be found within School Messenger direct from the home page.  Please note that you will need to login to this system.

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