School Closures


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

The 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.

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

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  • Post information on the City of Wolverhampton Council website


The decision to close the school will be made in line with Wolverhampton Local Authority guidelines which state that

If there is heavy snowfall overnight then a decision about whether or not to close the school will be made at 7am

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