Winter Procedures - Inclement Weather

With winter upon us, we would like to remind you of our procedures should we need to close Oriel Academy due to inclement weather or for any other reason.

We understand that our opening or closing, delaying our opening time or closing early should the need arise has a big effect on families. This is a decision that we do not take lightly as we are committed to ensuring that our students have every possible opportunity to be with us at Oriel Academy. But as you know, our top priority is the safety of our students and staff.

We make the decision to open or close the Academy in bad weather based on a careful analysis of all relevant factors, such as: 


  • Information on road conditions from weather forecasting or the police
  • Amount of snow and ice accumulated
  • Building and Academy site conditions
  • Temperature and wind chill
  • Weather predictions. We prefer not make our decision based on weather predictions, which are not always accurate. But sometimes this is unavoidable.

Please check our Academy website for the most up to date information about any closures at  Please also ensure that we have your most up to date mobile phone numbers should we need to contact you for any reason about your son/daughter or regarding any early closure via parent text. Please avoid contacting reception at these times and refer to our website as a first port of call.

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