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 ascending Status Reason Closed from Closed to Detail Changed
The Cooper School Part open Staff sickness Wednesday 1 December Friday 3 December Y7 are not in school 01/12/21, 02/12/21 & 03/12/21. Thursday 2 December
Orion Academy Part open Staff sickness Thursday 2 December Friday 3 December Please note that due to Health and Safety linked to staff absence the following classes will be closed -: Aquila class (9 pupils) will be closed today (Thursday 2 December) and tomorrow (Friday 3 December) Atlas class (7 pupils) will be closed today (Thursday 2 December).  Thursday 2 December
Larkmead School Part open Staff sickness Friday 3 December Friday 3 December Year 10 students will be learning from home on Friday 3rd December.  Thursday 2 December
Fitzwaryn School Part open Staff sickness Monday 29 November Friday 3 December Due to  shortages we have planned a series of class closures to cope with this as staff are redeployed. Monday 29th November – Beech class closed to pupils. Tuesday 30th November – Holly and Chestnut classes closed to pupils. Wednesday 1st December – Ash class closed to pupils. Thursday 2nd December – Student Centre closed to pupils. Friday 3rd December – Cedar class closed to pupils. We will update families for the following week on Thursday 2nd December Monday 29 November
Aureus School Part open Other Thursday 2 December Friday 3 December Year 10 will be closed on 2nd and 3rd December due to staff absence.  Wednesday 1 December

Schools that have closures planned in the future

There are no reported closures yet