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Inclement Weather - School Closures Explained

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During the winter months Swansea and the surrounding area can be affected by inclement weather. This can result in the temporary closure of some of our schools.

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Please Note:

We are aware that some people experience problems gaining access to this site during such times. This is due to an unprecedented amount of visitors to the Council website, during periods of very bad weather.  Please bear with us should this problem occur, as the local radio stations are contacted directly by schools with details of any closures that may occur. 

You can also check your school's website, if they have one -  your school's website address can be found by following this link: Find School Contact Details

You can also follow any live updates we provide on Facebook or Twitter

Why Schools sometimes make the decision to close:

The decision to close the school is taken by the Headteacher; following a risk assessment that is based on a number of factors.  This decision has to be taken without knowing how the weather will progress during the day. 

Issues considered include whether there is catering available, if bus services are running, whether the site is safe for pupils/staff and if conditions worsen will pupils be able to return home safely.

If at all possible, the school will remain open.

In the interests of pupil welfare, if it is necessary to close a school because of extreme weather conditions, you would be notified as follows:

  • The List of School Closures page will display up to the minute information from 7.00am
  • Local radio stations: The Wave, Swansea Sound, Swansea Bay Radio and Real Radio.
  • National radio stations: Radio Wales and Radio Cymru


You could contact the school in question - contact details of all schools can be found by following this link: Find School Contact Details


You can also follow any live updates we provide on Facebook or Twitter or you can follow your school's Twitter Feed.

Further information

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