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School closures in emergencies

All schools have their own arrangements to contact parents and carers if the school needs to close at short notice. For example in the event of severe weather. This may include the use of:

  • parent mailing systems
  • text
  • social media
  • the school website

We work with schools to make sure we have up to date information on school closures as they happen.  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. Please make sure you check with your child's school.

Current school closures and partial closures

There are currently no school closures due to unforeseen circumstances

Information for parents and carers

We recognise that the decision to close a school in an emergency significantly impacts:

  • parents
  • carers
  • children and young people's education

We have produced the:

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 find out 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 within the school platform (Services for Schools).  The link below will take you to the login page; once logged in it will redirect to the procedure.

Services for Schools login

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