Emergency school closures

A list of schools that have had to close suddenly because of bad weather or other reasons.

Closures due to coronavirus

Local cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 may result in staff and/or pupils needing to self-isolate. This may result in the school needing to restrict on-site attendance. Your school will contact you if this is the case.

Any school we are aware of that is currently affected by partial or complete temporary closure is listed below. This information is updated as we receive information directly from schools.

Read the latest government guidance on COVID-19 management in schools and early years and childcare provision:

Schools have contact arrangements for when they need to close the school at short notice. Contacts may include bespoke parent mailing systems, text, social media, and the school website.

We encourage schools to notify local radio stations. The following breakfast shows announce school closures.

  • BBC Radio Oxford (95.2 FM)
  • Heart FM (102.6 or 97.4 FM)
  • JACK 2(107.9 FM and DAB)
  • Banbury FM (online @ and smart speaker) 01295 297888 / news@banburyfm.com
  • Jack FM (106.8 FM, 106.4 FM and DAB)
  • Witney Radio (99.9FM).

We rely on schools telling us they are closed. The list below shows schools we know are closed. If there are many schools closed due to adverse weather, it may take us longer to update the list.

If your school is not listed, we recommend that you contact your school. Schools usually show closures on their website.

Schools who have reported a closure today

School Sort descending Status Reason Closed from Closed to Detail Changed
Bishopswood School Part open Other Wednesday 20 October Friday 22 October We have had to close Orion Class for business continuity reasons.  Wednesday 20 October
Endeavour Academy, Oxford Closed Covid-19 Monday 18 October Friday 22 October Due to COVID 19 Endeavour Academy will be closed from Monday 18th October to Friday 22nd October 2021.   Monday 18 October
Hornton Primary School Closed Staff sickness Monday 18 October Friday 22 October We will be closed next week, from Monday 18th October to Friday 22nd October, inclusive. This is due to staff shortages Friday 15 October
John Watson School Part open Other Monday 18 October Friday 22 October Lavender class partially closed for 18th October - 22nd October Monday 18 October
Larkrise Primary School Closed Other Thursday 21 October Friday 22 October We will be closed again tomorrow. I can confirm that Thames Water has been on site all day and will finish the cleanup operation tomorrow.     Thursday 21 October
Orion Academy Closed Other Friday 22 October Friday 22 October Orion Academy will be closed tomorrow (Friday 22.10.2021) for business continuity reasons Thursday 21 October

Schools that have closures planned in the future

There are no reported closures yet