School Closures and Adverse Weather

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.

In the event of adverse weather or an emergency closure, the Principal will make a decision based on student and staff health and safety as early as possible. Details of the closure will be displayed on the website. Sandwell Council will add the details of the school closure to the list on their website and will also issue updates via their Twitter account and Facebook page to help get the message out to as many people as possible. We will also post it on our own social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please follow the link to the policies page for relevant policies (adverse weather policy).

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 when it is clear that a closure is a possibility.

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