Emergency school closures

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

Schools closed due to coronavirus

Following instruction from central Government schools in Oxfordshire are now only open for children of key workers and vulnerable children until further notice. 

For these groups of children; in the first instance we would advise that you should only be considering sending your child to school if there is no safe alternative.This is the first principle of the government guidance.

Provision in school is the last resort. If your child qualifies for attendance at school under the arrangements for key workers and vulnerable children, they should attend their usual school unless it is closed. If it is closed, you should apply to an alternative local school for a place and they will decide which parents to offer provision. Schools are not obliged to offer places beyond the capacity they can offer in these difficult times.  

Individual schools will determine relative priorities. There is an additional request that local authorities seek to broker places for key workers if they cannot locate one themselves. If you require assistance with this please email schoolplaceavailability@oxfordshire.gov.uk

We anticipate that this will remain an everchanging picture with the availability of staff to keep schools open.

Any school we are aware of that is currently unable to open for children of keyworkers and vulnerable children is listed below. This information is updated as we receive information direct from schools.

Schools who have reported a closure today

School Sort ascending Status Reason Closed from Closed to Detail Changed
Wootton St Peter Church of England School Closed Other Friday 3 April Friday 17 April We will re open on Monday 20th April Thursday 2 April
The Henry Box School Closed Other Tuesday 24 March From Tuesday 24 March 2020 if your child is being sent to school as you are considered a critical worker and you have not been able to make other arrangements to ensure your child can be kept at home, all MILL Academy Trust students (The Henry Box School, Queen Emma's Primary and Finstock CofE Primary schools) are to be sent to Queen Emma's Primary School Burwell Drive, Witney, OX28 5JW. Wednesday 25 March
Tetsworth Primary School Closed Other Monday 23 March Offering places at John Hampden Friday 20 March
Stoke Row C.E. Primary School Closed Other Wednesday 25 March No pupils currently requiring care provision Wednesday 25 March
St Peter's CE Primary School, Cassington Closed Other Thursday 26 March St Peters Primary in Cassinginton is now closed for the immediate future.  Any key worker/vulnerable children are now being taught at Eynsham Community Primary Thursday 26 March
St Nicholas CofE Primary School, East Challow Closed Other Monday 23 March Partly open on Wantage CofE Site Friday 20 March
St Michael's CofE Primary School, Steventon Closed Other Tuesday 24 March We have now closed and have joined up with St Blaise C E Primary School.  The provision for the children of critical workers from St Michael’s will be held at St Blaise from today onwards. Tuesday 24 March
St Mary's Church of England Infant School, Witney Closed Other Wednesday 25 March The children of our key workers will be attending The Batt School in Witney Wednesday 25 March
St Kenelm's CE Primary School Closed Other Tuesday 24 March Closed due to staff shortages Tuesday 24 March
St Christopher's C of E School, Langford Closed Monday 23 March Monday 23 March

Schools that have closures planned in the future

School Sort ascending Status Reason Closed from Closed to Detail Updated
The Iffley Academy Closed Building work Monday 20 April Friday 24 April The reason for these additional closure dates is for the school to move into our new school building. This is a full closure of the entire school.  Thursday 12 March
Stadhampton Primary School Closed Other Monday 6 April School will re-open after the Easter break.  Friday 3 April
St Kenelm's CE Primary School Closed Other Monday 6 April Friday 10 April Friday 3 April
Shiplake Church of England Primary School Closed Other Monday 6 April Monday 6 April Friday 3 April
Shiplake Church of England Primary School Closed Other Thursday 9 April Monday 13 April Friday 3 April
Shiplake Church of England Primary School Closed Other Thursday 16 April Friday 17 April Friday 3 April
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School Closed Other Monday 6 April Friday 17 April Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School will be open again for key worker and vulnerable children from Monday 20 April. Thursday 2 April
Chalgrove Community Primary School Closed Other Monday 6 April Sunday 19 April School will re-open after Easter break.  Friday 3 April
Bletchingdon Parochial C of E Primary School Closed Other Monday 6 April Monday 13 April School will reopen on Tuesday 14th April for the children of Key Workers who have booked places.  Friday 3 April
Bampton Church of England Primary School Closed Other Monday 6 April Monday 20 April Bampton CE Primary School will be closed from Monday 6th April reopening for vulnerable children and children of essential key workers on Monday 20th April at 8:45am. Thursday 2 April