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School closures

Sometimes it is necessary for schools to close because of bad weather, loss of utility services (such as electric, gas or water) or other emergencies.

Headteachers work hard to keep their schools open wherever possible but if circumstances mean that they have to make a decision to close the school or send children home early, there are various ways of contacting parents.

For information about an individual school, you should contact the school directly.

Is my school closed?

As a result of the industrial action by NUT, the following schools will be partially or fully closed tomorrow, 5 July:

Partially open

  • Sherburn Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
  • Brayton High School
  • Brompton Hall School
  • Catterick Garrison, Carnagill Community Primary School
  • Cononley Community Primary School
  • Easingwold School
  • Filey Junior School
  • Friarage Community Primary School
  • Hackforth and Hornby Church of England Primary School
  • Leyburn Community Primary School
  • Marwood Church of England Voluntary Controlled Infant School, Great Ayton
  • Melsonby Methodist Primary School
  • Nawton Community Primary School
  • Rossett Acre Primary School
  • Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science
  • Skipton, Ings Community Primary and Nursery School
  • Springwater School
  • St Francis Xavier School
  • St Martin's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Scarborough
  • Starbeck Community Primary School
  • Stillington Primary School
  • Tadcaster, Riverside Community Primary School
  • Thornton in Craven Community Primary School
  • Welburn Hall School
  • West Cliff Primary School
  • West Heslerton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
  • Whitby, Airy Hill Community Primary School
  • Bentham Community Primary School
  • Catterick Garrison, Le Cateau Community Primary School
  • Lindhead School
  • St Nicholas Church of England Primary School, West Tanfield


  • Boroughbridge Primary School
  • Fylingdales Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
  • Glaisdale Primary School
  • Lythe Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
  • Newby and Scalby Primary School
  • Scalby School
  • Scarborough Pupil Referral Unit
  • Scarborough, Braeburn Primary and Nursery School
  • Scarborough, Overdale Community Primary School
  • Weaverthorpe Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
  • Richmond School


How to find out if a school is closed

Local radio stations play an important part in communications between schools and parents. Once headteachers have made the decision to close their school they will inform the local radio station covering the area in which the school is located and ask them to broadcast a message to parents.

The local radio stations used to broadcast school closure information for North Yorkshire include:

The following radio stations broadcast information for specific parts of the county:

  • BBC Radio Lancashire - 95.5 FM, 103.9 FM or 104.5 FM
  • BBC Radio Leeds- 92.4 FM
  • Real Radio - 100-102 FM
  • Magic FM - 105.4 FM
  • Minster FM - 104.7 FM
  • Star Radio - 102.5 or 103.4 FM
  • Stray FM - 97.2 FM
  • Viking FM - 96.9 FM
  • Yorkshire Coast Radio - 96.2, 102.4 or 103.1 FM

Schools will also have local arrangements in place to make sure that parents and carers are informed as soon as possible. If you are unsure of the procedure at your child's school please discuss this with the headteacher.

We will also endeavour to have a list of closures notified to us displayed on this page by 9am on the day concerned.

For further details of school term dates and training days, please view the school terms and holiday dates page.

This page was last updated on 4 July 2016