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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.

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

Please note that from normal school leaving times on Friday, 20 March 2020, all schools in Cornwall are closed until further notice, in accordance with the Government announcement on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.

Please read the Government guidance

Parents / carers who are classed as key workers, and parents / carers of vulnerable children and young people, can access education and childcare provision in emergency situations.

For education / school provision, please contact your local school.

For childcare provision, please visit the Family Information Service who will be able to help you.

Please visit our page for key worker information.

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.

For advice on Coronavirus / Covid-19 please visit our Public Health web 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.

For advice on Coronavirus / Covid-19 please visit School Messenger