Winter Planning – School Closure due to Adverse Weather Conditions

Wilmington Academy building

Dear Parent/Carer

Now that the winter is upon us, I thought I would write to you to inform you of the procedure should the academy have to close due to adverse weather conditions.

The academy will make every effort to make sure it is open for as long as possible, should we need to close part-way through the day, we will send a text message and email to parents/carers to inform you.

Should the academy need to close due to overnight conditions which affect the school access routes/site, a text message and email will be sent to you by 8am telling you if the academy is closed/open.

Other things you can do:

  • Visit  The Kent Closures website will display closures for a number of services including libraries, nurseries and Children’s Centres.
  • You may want to sign up for the SMS or email alerts on – please be ware there is a charge for SMS alerts but not for emails.
  • Tune into KMFM, BBC Radio Kent and Heart FM, these will inform you if the academy is open/closed.
  • Visit for more information about salting routes, KCC services affected, travel issues etc.
  • You can also visit the BBC or  websites for home learning resources to support children’s learning whilst the school is closed.


Yours faithfully

Mr M Gore