The South Wolverhamtpon & Bilston Academy

In the event of adverse weather, a decision may be taken to close the school.

At a local level, this decision will be taken by the Principal and Senior Leaders based on current conditions and weather forecasts. The health and safety of students and staff must be the main consideration in any such decision. Notice of this will be posted onto social media, the Academy website and via text message to parents and carers. If there is heavy snowfall overnight, then a decision about whether or not to close the school will be made at 6.30am.

The LA Director for Education may decide in the interests of public safety that all schools in the Authority must close. This will only happen if actual or forecast weather conditions are very severe. It must be remembered that closure of all schools, particularly at short notice, is very difficult to justify because of the considerable inconvenience it causes to a very large number of parents/carers, as well as disrupting children’s education.

In the event of a city-wide closure, Wolverhampton City Council staff will:

  • Inform schools by email if the decision is made before 3pm on the preceding day
  • Post information on the 'Wolverhampton Today - School Closures' Facebook page and the City of Wolverhampton Council Twitter feed. This is the agreed method for informing the local radio stations of any closures.

If the school is closed, we will inform the Local Authority ‘Snow Line’ who will post information on all school closures on the council's website http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/schoolclosures

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