Emergency school closures

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

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