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Severe weather: closing the school

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Last updated on 7 December 2017
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Should schools close because of bad weather? The DfE says the decision to close a school should be made by the headteacher in consultation with the governing board. We look at advice on when to close the school and link to examples of school policies on bad weather.

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  1. 1 Keep the school open if possible
  2. 2 Headteachers decide whether to close the school
  3. 3 Risk assessments: examples
  4. 4 School policies: examples

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