Schools may be closed in bad weather, or in the event of other emergencies such as loss of heating.
Headteachers work hard to keep schools open wherever possible but circumstances may mean that they have to make a decision to close the school, or amend school start and/or finish times.
Where to get school closure information
If closures are happening, you may be notified by text message from your child's school.
Some local radio stations also provide information on school closures, including: