School closures and front line worker information

Last updated on 23 February 13:58

Emergency school closures as a result of bad weather

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. The decision to close a school is taken by the head teacher after considering a number of factors including the health and safety of staff and pupils, staff availability and road conditions near the school.

If a school is closed, this information should be available on the school’s website. We advise you to check with your child's school during periods of extreme weather to find out if it has been affected.

  • For information about any school closures, please visit the school's own website: find a school

Schools to reopen on 8 March

On 22 February 2021 the government announced that all schools in England will reopen on Monday 8 March, when all pupils and students will begin to return to face-to-face education.

This applies to primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges.

More information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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