Adverse weather and academy closure

The academy will make every effort to remain open whenever possible.

The decision to close the academy either before or during the school day will be made by the Principal. The academy will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • Insufficient staff are able to come in to keep the school running safely.
  • Conditions on site are dangerous
  • Conditions are considered to be or are anticipated to later become too hazardous for travel.

If the academy has to close parents/carers will be notified in the following way:

  • Academy texting system
  • Academy website
  • Academy Facebook page
  • Local radio stations (see links at the bottom of this page)

The academy will make every effort to keep parents informed as to the situation during adverse weather conditions, as we appreciate that such conditions and the uncertainty places very considerable difficulties upon parents. However parents are expected to check the website and/or make themselves aware of the radio broadcasts when it is clear that a closure is a possibility.

Where the academy is officially closed, all absence is counted as authorised absence.

Links to local radio stations: