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Severe weather: who is responsible for closing the school?

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Last updated on 5 January 2017
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Who is responsible for closing the school in bad weather? This article explains that the decision to close a school in bad weather usually rests with the headteacher. We also point to guidance from the Department for Education on dealing with pupil and staff absence caused by bad weather.

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  1. 1 Headteachers decide whether to close the school
  2. 2 Pupils unable to get to school
  3. 3 Staff unable to get to school

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