Tuesday 12 March
The following school have confirmed that they will be closed today:
Acorn Nursery, Portslade
Aldrington CE Primary School
Alternative Centre for Education
Bevendean Primary School
Bright Start Nursery
Brighton & Hove Pupil Referral Unit
Carden Primary School
Carlton Hill Primary School
Cherry Tree Nursery
Coldean Primary School
Coombe Road Primary School
Davigdor Infant School
Downs Park School, Portslade
Downs View School
Downs View Link College
Fairlight Primary School
Hangleton Infants and Junior School
Hertford Infant and Nursery School
Hertford Junior School
Hove Park School, both Nevill and Valley Campus sites
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School
Patcham High School
Patcham Infant School
Portslade Infant School
Queen's Park Primary and Nursery School
Roundabout Children's Centre
Royal Spa Nursery
Rudyard Kipling Primary School & Nursery, Woodingdean
Saltdean Primary School
Somerhill Junior School
Stanford Junior School
St Andrew's CE Primary School
St Bartholomew's CE Primary School
St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School
St Josephs Catholic Primary School
St Margaret's Rottingdean
St Mark's CE Primary School
St Mary Magdalen's
St Nicolas CE Junior School
St Peter's Community Infant and Nursery School
Stanford Junior School
Tarnerland Nursery School
The Connected Hub
West Blatchington Primanary School
Woodingdean Primary School
If we receive further notifications of school closures we'll publish the information on this web page.
Thank you to all the schools who contact us about closures during severe weather.
Schools have clear guidance on both school closures due to severe weather and informing parents and guardians.
We understand that school closures pose an inconvenience to parents, but the safety of pupils, staff and visitors is of paramount importance.
Closing a school is never an easy option. They should remain open wherever possible, with closure always considered as the last resort and every effort made to give adequate notice of closures to parents and guardians.
Before making the decision to close, head teachers undertake a rigorous risk assessment and decide if there is significant risk of severe injury, ill health or inability to comply with relevant legislation.
A decision is taken on the basis of weather forecasts and on-the-spot observations and this is why closures are often decided on the morning itself. Head teachers then inform local radio stations and the local authority which highlights closures on this webpage.
Although concerns have been raised that schools may be more liable for prosecution if they choose to stay open during severe weather and an incident occurs, head teachers base decisions to close on a risk assessment and not on the fear of compensation claims. As long as schools do what is reasonable to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff it is unlikely that the school would be found negligent.