All schools have their own arrangements to contact parents and carers should there be a need to close the school at short notice, for example in the event of severe weather. This may include the use of bespoke parent mailing systems, text, social media etc as well as use of the school website.
We also encourage schools to notify local radio stations. School closures are announced during the breakfast shows on:
- BBC Radio Oxford (95.2 FM)
- Heart FM (102.6 or 97.4 FM)
- JACK 2(107.9 FM and DAB)
- Banbury Sound (107.6 FM)
- Jack FM (106.8 FM, 106.4 FM and DAB)
- Witney Radio (99.9FM).
We rely on schools informing us of when they are closed. The information below is a list of closed schools that the we are currently aware of. In the event of a large number of schools being closed due to adverse weather this information may take some time to be fully updated.
If your school is not listed below, we strongly recommend that you contact your school directly to establish if the school is closed. If a school is closed this information should usually be available on the school’s website.
Closures due to coronavirus
We will continue to update information on this page to reflect any special arrangements for school closures due to COVID-19.
Schools who have reported a closure today
|School Sort descending||Status||Reason||Closed from||Closed to||Detail||Changed|
|All Saints Church of England (Aided) Primary School||Part open||Covid-19||Monday 19 October||Monday 2 November||One year 4 class is closed following PHE advice||Monday 19 October|
|Burford Primary School||Part open||Covid-19||Thursday 22 October||Tuesday 3 November||Reception class has closed following PHE advice. It will reopen on Wednesday 4th November.||Thursday 22 October|
|Chesterton Church of England Primary School||Part open||Covid-19||Tuesday 20 October||Tuesday 3 November||The whole school is now closed. It will re-open on Tuesday 3rd November, after the half-term break.||Wednesday 21 October|
|Dashwood Banbury Academy||Part open||Covid-19||Tuesday 20 October||Friday 30 October||Hazel class in year 1 is closed due to a positive case of Covid-19 within their bubble. It will reopen after the half term.||Tuesday 20 October|
|Didcot Girls' School||Part open||Covid-19||Monday 19 October||Friday 23 October||Partial closure for years 7-11 on the advice of PHE. Students will return after the half term break.||Tuesday 20 October|
|Edward Feild Primary School||Part open||Covid-19||Tuesday 20 October||Monday 2 November||Year 3 has closed||Tuesday 20 October|
|Frank Wise School||Part open||Covid-19||Thursday 22 October||Friday 30 October||The Post-16 department has closed and will reopen on Monday 2nd November.||Thursday 22 October|
|Gateway Primary School||Part open||Covid-19||Wednesday 21 October||Tuesday 3 November||Peacocks Class (Y5/Y6) is closed until November 3rd||Wednesday 21 October|
|Hanwell Fields Community School||Part open||Covid-19||Tuesday 20 October||Tuesday 3 November||Hanwell Fields Community School has closed a bubble today (one class has been sent home -year 5 class, registration 5JS ) returning after the Half Term||Tuesday 20 October|
|Hardwick Primary School||Closed||Covid-19||Friday 16 October||Monday 2 November||The school will be closed to all children until Monday November 2nd||Monday 19 October|
Schools that have closures planned in the future
|School||Status||Reason||Closed from||Closed to||Detail||Updated|
|Meadowbrook College||Other||Monday 2 November||Thursday 5 November||Planned closure. The Oxford site will be partially closed to students from 2-5 November inclusive due to relocation to new premises||Thursday 22 October|