Snow and Bad Weather

School Closure

We will always do everything they can, to avoid closing at short notice. The Executive Principal and Head of Academy appreciate the difficulty and inconvenience caused to families when schools close unexpectedly.

In some circumstances such as a heating failure, staffing issues or poor winter weather, teachers may not be able to get to school and have no option but to close.

Decisions will be made very early in the morning by 7.30am.

How do I find out if the school is closed?

We will text all parents as soon as the school is aware that it will be closed. If you are unsure whether the school has your right number, please do not start to contact the school. This will make the school telephone lines very busy.

We will inform parents by:

We will also inform BBC Radio Derby of the school closure who will broadcast regular updates and put a list of schools that are closed on their website.

You can listen to BBC Radio Derby on 104.5, 95.3 and 96 FM or 1116 AM.

Other local radio stations may also broadcast updates on school closures including Capital FM and Gem 106 FM.

Please be aware that the school takes calls to the switchboard early in the morning especially in the winter. You may find it difficult to get through so please be patient. We will answer your call as soon as we are able.

Follow us on Twitter @AshCroftSch for updates.

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