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
Tetsworth Primary School Closed Other Monday 23 March Offering places at John Hampden Friday 20 March
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
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

Schools that have closures planned in the future

There are no reported closures yet