School Closure Procedures

Adverse Weather Procedure

We follow a clear storm warning procedure. All our head teachers have complete discretion to close their school if there is anticipated bad weather that would put your child at risk. 

  • Head teachers will always try to contact you using the information listed at school to make you aware of the situation. Every care is taken to try to ensure that students will not be sent out in dangerous conditions.
  • Children may be retained at school or at a nearby address. Head teachers will request that you nominate relatives or friends as an emergency contact who can, in the case of an emergency, look after your child/children. 

You can request your school's adverse weather procedure directly from your school.

Early Closure

Every effort will be made to contact you/emergency contacts to advise of the arrangements made if a school has to close early.

Pre-school/Primary 
No child will be dismissed early without contact being made with you/emergency contact and arrangements made. 

Secondary
Pupils may be dismissed without contact being made with you/emergency contact in every case. Efforts will be made to contact you where there are special circumstances relating to your child or a written request has been made by you.

Stay up-to-date on School Closures

Radio
Announcements for all closures will be made on local and national radio (Moray Firth Radio and BBC Radio Scotland).

Website
Information on closures can be found at School Closures Information.

Twitter
Follow us on Twitter. We will post all closures.

School Information Line
Contact the school's automated information line for recorded information on school closures.

Your emergency contact information

At the beginning of each school year, your child's school school will request an update on contact information for you and an emergency contact. If your contact information changes during the school year, please inform the school immediately so that we can update our records.

Contact Us

Education and Social Care
Council Office
High Street
Elgin
IV30 1BX

01343 563374

educationandsocialcare@moray.gov.uk

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