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School closures

If any schools are closed in winter due to bad weather, we'll put a list here. Schools make their own decisions about opening when we have heavy snow or severe ice.

School closures due to strike action

If your child’s school is closed due to strike action, schools will let parents and carers know directly.

Get updates on Facebook

Facebook iconWe post updates to the Sandwell Facebook page as soon as we hear from schools that are closed due to snow or ice. So like our page for the most up to date information on any winter school closures in Sandwell.

You don't have to have a Facebook account to view our page - just go to our Sandwell page to see our most recent updates or search for "Sandwell" on Facebook.

Get updates on Twitter

Twitter iconWe also tweet about Sandwell school closures during the winter on our Sandwell Council Twitter account. Follow @sandwellcouncil for the latest updates and help us spread the word by retweeting any closures that may be useful to your Twitter followers.

You don't have to be on Twitter to view the updates - just go to the @SandwellCouncil account to see our most recent updates.

Listen to the radio

You can also listen to local radio stations for information on school closures.

For schools 

Schools are asked to report school closures to the council as soon as a decision has been made. Please inform the council that your school is closed by 7.30am on the day. Instructions on how to do this can be found on the schools' Extranet page (login required).

We will then update parents about winter school closures on this webpage, on our Twitter account and our Facebook page. Sorry, but we can only accept reports of school closures through the instructions given on the Extranet page (login required).