Emergency School Closure Procedure

Sometimes it becomes necessary to close a school either during the course of a school day, at the beginning of the day or with one or several days’ notice due to severe weather conditions, or another emergency, such as heating breakdown. There is an expectation that schools will remain open in all but the most severe circumstances but sometimes this is just not possible. 

We will, wherever possible, contact parents and carers by text to inform you of such an event and add information to our school website. If the event is significant, it will be publicised on the County Council website, which is used by parents, members of the public and the media to check on the status of individual schools via the link https://www.northyorks.gov.uk

In the event of a school closure due to severe weather conditions, these are also reported on Radio York and Minster FM.