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Severe weather: closing the school

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Last updated on 26 February 2018
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It can be a difficult decision to close the school due to bad weather. Understand your role in the decision to close a school, and oversee the process confidently by reading the DfE's guidance on responding to poor weather.

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  1. 1 Keep the school open if possible
  2. 2 Headteachers decide with support from the governing board
  3. 3 Risk assessments: examples
  4. 4 School policies: examples

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