School Closures

In the event of school closure due to bad weather or other unforseen circumstances we will do our best to notify parents and carers as soon as possible at the start of the day via PMX. If you are not registered for PMX please enquire at the school office.

If you are not registered please remember to pop into the school office and update your email address and contact details.

In the event that we are unable to send out a PMX notification school closures will be updated on the Essex County Council website mentioned below.

New online Notification System

A new online notification system has been developed by Essex County Council to keep parents up-to-date about unplanned school closures (due to bad weather for example).  The system has been introduced by Essex County Council to allow parents and guardians to access information about school closures faster and more effectively via the internet.

All Essex schools will be able to complete a simple reporting process either on the day of the closure or the day before. A notification will then be added to a live feed on the emergency school closures page on the council’s website (

This feed will continue to update as notifications of school closures are received. The page will refresh at 6pm each evening and closure lists for the next day will then go live.

Local radio stations will continue to support local schools in getting vital school closure messages out in as many ways as possible, including signposting listeners to the school closures page on the council’s website.

We will also alert parents via a ParentMail text. If you have not already registered for ParentMail we urge you to do so as soon as possible. If you are already registered please go to their website to check that your contact details are up to date.