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Unplanned School Closure

School Closure Procedure Due to Severe Weather

1. Send a text out to parents

2. Put a notice of school closure on your school web site

3. Contact Wiltshire BBC radio initially; you may then wish to contact other radio stations as preferred.


To contact Wiltshire BBC radio 

  • Email:  the night before if possible

  • Or on the day Tel: 01793 513651 or 01793 513652

When you call or email please give

  • your name and role

  • the exact title of the school

  • your schools DfE number

  • a contact number for you between 6am and 9am on the day of the closure

  • any extra details.


PLEASE NOTE:  The LA does NOT hold a list of school closures; parents and carers are directed to contact  their childs school via the SBC website at: .

It is important that you update your website and social media as appropriate, as soon as any decision to close a school is made.

HSG050 Severe Weather Guidance for Schools