School Closures



Inset Days and Polling Days


Parents will be informed about Inset Days and Polling Days via this website, Newsletters and Texts.

PLEASE ALSO SEE OUR SCHOOL TERM DATES ON OUR EVENTS CALENDAR

Events Calendar

Adverse Weather Conditions


In the majority of cases, and especially with regard to snow closures, texts will be sent to parents before 7.30 a.m. A message will also be left on the school answerphone on K.S.2 (Tel: 01543 510247). We will also contact the following radio stations: Signal, Heart FM, Beacon Radio.

Parents can also check on all closures by clicking the link below to the Staffordshire Education website.

Staffordshire Education

How will I know if Moorhill Primary School is closed?


Schools are expected to operate normally wherever feasible and we will only resort to closure or early closure in exceptional circumstances. We will take into consideration whether children and staff can travel safely to and from school and if the site will remain safe throughout the day.

In the unlikely event that we need to close our school due to adverse weather conditions or any other unforeseen circumstance (such as heating failure, burst water pipe, etc.), we will make a decision as soon as possible and preferably before 8.00 am in the morning.

A risk assessment is conducted taking into account a range of factors including:


  • State of pathways, steps and slopes around the school.
  • Condition of roads and pathways in the local area.
  • If the school’s heating, lighting and water is working correctly.
  • Whether catering can be provided.
  • Availability of public transport.
  • Weather forecast.
School Closure List

Every effort will be made to inform parents/carers and the local authority at the earliest opportunity. This will be done in in the following order:


  • Sending a text message to all parents to say the school is closed.
  • Displaying a message on this website.
  • Informing Staffordshire County Council – click on the button below to check school closures.
  • Local radio stations will use the information from the Staffordshire County Council website to broadcast which schools are closed.

Emergency Closures


Emergency Closures (e.g. Snow, flooding, heating problems) will be notified via our texting to parents service. Notifications will also be announced via the local radio stations and via the Staffordshire County Council Website.

PLEASE DO NOT RING SCHOOL AS THIS BLOCKS OUR LINES WHICH ARE REQUIRED FOR EMERGENCY USE