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 descending Status Reason Closed from Closed to Detail Changed
Aureus School Part open Staff sickness Tuesday 30 November Wednesday 1 December Aureus School will be closed to Y9s on 30th November and 1st December due to high staff absence. Monday 29 November
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
The Oxford Academy Part open Covid-19 Tuesday 23 November Thursday 23 December Years 7,8 and 9 is closed and will be taught remotely.  Friday 26 November
The Oxford Academy Part open Staff sickness Tuesday 23 November Tuesday 30 November From Tuesday, 23rd November, years 7, 8 and 9 will be placed on home learning.  We will re-open to all year groups at the earliest opportunity, which is likely to be no earlier than Wednesday, 1st December.  Vulnerable learners in all year groups will be offered a place in on-site provision.  Lessons will continue as normal for years 10-13. Tuesday 23 November

Schools that have closures planned in the future

There are no reported closures yet