Highland school closures


Parents and carers are being urged this winter to keep an eye on The Highland Council’s school closures website www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures and the Council’s social media for school closure notifications.

A new webpage has been created within the council’s website that is updated by dedicated council staff with information supplied direct from Head Teachers.

Under delegated local decision making powers, Highland Council’s Head Teachers are responsible for deciding if schools are closed. Due to the sheer size of the Council’s area local weather situations can be very different and Head Teachers are best placed to decide if their school should or should not be opened.

From 7am onwards during school term times the school closures website will be updated, and information posted automatically on the Council’s social media sites Twitter @HighlandCouncil and Facebook.

As at 16:48 today (9 December 2014) the following schools and nurseries are closed affecting some 1264 pupils:

Auchtertyre Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Auchtertyre Primary Nursery - Closed (bad weather)
Carbost Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Carbost Primary Nursery - Closed (bad weather)
Gairloch High - Closed (bad weather)
Gairloch Nursery - EM - Closed (bad weather)
Gairloch Nursery - GM - Closed (bad weather)
Gairloch Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Kyle Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Kyle Primary Nursery - Closed (bad weather)
Kyleakin Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Kyleakin Primary Nursery - Closed (bad weather)
Lady Lovat Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Loch Duich Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Lochcarron Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Mallaig High - Closed (bad weather)
Plockton Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Portree High - Closed (bad weather)
Sleat Nursery - EM - Closed (bad weather)
Sleat Nursery - GM - Closed (bad weather)
Sleat Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Struan Primary - Closed (bad weather)
Struan Primary Nursery - Closed (bad weather)

Parents and carers are also urged to ensure that they have a copy of the school closures information line phone number to hand 0800 564 2272 to get the latest pre-recorded message from the head teacher of their child's school. They should also make sure that they have their school's PIN ready when they call which is available on the council’s website.

9 Dec 2014
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