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 descending Status Reason Closed from Closed to Detail Changed
Fringford Church of England Primary School Closed Friday 20 March School will re-open after Easter break. Friday 27 March
Gagle Brook Primary School Closed Other Monday 23 March Vulnerable students and those of keyworkers will be taught at sister school Southwold. Friday 20 March
Great Tew Primary School Closed Other Tuesday 24 March Tuesday 24 March
Hardwick Primary School Closed Other Monday 30 March closed until further notice Monday 30 March
John Blandy Primary School Closed Other Friday 3 April Sunday 19 April John Blandy will reopen after the Easter holidays on Monday 20th April. Thursday 2 April
King Alfred's Academy Closed Other Wednesday 1 April We have now closed Centre Site (along with West Site) and moved our provision for the children of Key Workers and our most vulnerable students to Wantage Primary School. In effect now, King Alfred’s Academy is closed. Wednesday 1 April
Kingfisher School Closed Other Tuesday 24 March Closed due to staff shortages Tuesday 24 March
Little Milton Church of England Primary School Closed Other Monday 23 March We are working closely with our neighbouring school, Great Milton CE Primary school so that children can access a school provision if childcare is needed. Monday 23 March
Long Wittenham Church of England (C) Primary School Closed Other Wednesday 25 March Pupils of critical workers only have gone to Willowcroft Community School via communication with the Headteacher Wednesday 25 March
Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge Closed Other Tuesday 24 March Places at ME Reading Tuesday 24 March

Schools that have closures planned in the future

There are no reported closures yet