Schools and severe weather
Severe weather can affect local schools in many different ways.
It can force a school to close because:
- heavy snowfall may prevent teachers and staff from travelling to work, which is especially likely if they don’t live near the school
- heating systems can fail
- burst water pipes can flood classrooms
To help keep parents, guardians and pupils informed about any school closures, we have set up a school closures webpage. Headteachers can update this directly and from remote locations.