School Closure

Making the decision to close the school

We will only close the school on VERY rare occasions. We aim to keep open wherever possible and appreciate that school closure can cause inconvenience for parents.

This decision will be based on:


Whether enough staff can get into school to open it safely for children. Many staff travel a distance to get to school and in adverse weather conditions they may not be able to make the journey safely. If not enough staff are able to get into school, the Headteacher will decide that school has to close.


Whether the school site is safe, or can be made safe, for children. Whether emergency procedures e.g. Fire evacuation, can be safely be carried out. Whether the roads leading to school are safe. If the school site or footpaths and roads leading to school are not safe, the Headteacher will decide that school has to close.

Getting the message that school is closed to parents

Schools will get the message to parents in the following ways:

Text via “SchoolPing” sending out a ‘School is closed today’ message. The School website will announce that school is closed ( A message will be left on the school answering machine.

Please note it will not be possible for the school to return individual calls to parents due the high volumes of calls received.

SchoolPing and the school website are the preferred and most effective means of keeping parents up to date regarding the closure period.

Always assume we are open unless you hear otherwise.


Seymour Primary School are part of TKAT (The Kemnal Academies Trust). You can find out more about TKAT by visiting and you can follow them on Twitter @TKATAcademies.