St Nicholas CE Primary School

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St Nicholas Road, Church, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 4DN

01254 381875

St Nicholas CE Primary School

Growing Together in our Love of God, Learning and Life

Adverse Weather 


SNOW and Emergency Closures!

Just to confirm our arrangements for closure - should we need them.


When inclement weather conditions occur, decisions in respect of health and safety and whether or not school can remain open, will be made as quickly as possible.  Please see below the actions we will take:

  • If school is closed due to bad weather, we will send a text to all parents. Please ensure we have the correct number for you.
  • You can check our school Facebook page.
  • You can listen to Radio Lancashire. They broadcast school closures in the morning.
  • You can visit the Lancashire County Council site:

If snow starts to fall heavily during the school day, and conditions deteriorate, we may close school early.  Here are our procedures:

 Our first step would be to text parents.

  • We would publish the early closure on our Facebook page.
  • If arrangements can’t be made for a child to be collected early, please be assured we will keep children safely in school until 3.15pm and will not release ANY child on their           

 We ask you to check your contact numbers are up-to-date.

  • Listen to Radio Lancashire for news of closure (95.5, 103.9, 104.5 FM)
  • Check our school Facebook regularly, if possible
  • Please watch the weather forecasts and allow additional time to travel to school
  • Try to group together as parents to pass information round quickly

 And finally

We will do our very best to open during any snowfall, and we ask you to do your very best to get your children here. We will not routinely authorise any absences during adverse weather if parents live within walking distance.                                                    

      Tel 01254 381875