Newcastle Academy, Gallowstree Lane, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2QS
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

School Closures

The school normally remains open even in really bad weather. If conditions force the school not to open in the morning, we will update the home page of this website and ensure that the local radio stations are informed. We will also update the county council website. You can visit the Staffordshire County Council website for information on any Staffordshire school closures.

If we are forced to close early due to circumstances beyond our control we will aim to check that there is someone in at home to receive your child. It is therefore vital that we have your latest contact numbers. If you suspect that we may be forced to close early or want to check the current situation please check this website.

In any situation staff will remain until parents can be contacted.

General Information

How will my son/daughter be taught on any school closure day?

All lessons that would normally be timetabled will be placed onto Microsoft Teams for completion via ipad/desktop or other smart device.

If the school does not plan to open in the morning how will I find out?

We will update this website and the county council website. Local radio stations will broadcast a list of closed schools by checking the county council website.

What happens if I miss the news and my child arrives at school?

We will always have staff there and they will look after them until arrangements can be made.

What happens if there is bad weather during the day and we are forced to close early?

This site will be updated as soon as the decision is made.

How can I contact school during the day if I am worried about whether the school is about to close?

Normally school closures will be notified by the website but if you are worried please phone the main school number 01782 667650.

How will children be sent home if we do close early?

We will stay with children as long as it takes to ensure that they are safely released. If you send another person than yourself to collect your child, make sure that we know who is picking them up.

What about school buses?

Our local services usually arrive even if late! Only pupils who normally walk home will be allowed to walk home unless we have the parent’s permission.