Winter Planning – School Closure Due to Adverse Weather Conditions

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Dear Parents/Carers,


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

The Leigh UTC will make every effort to make sure the site 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 adverse weather 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 open/closed. 

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 aware there is a charge for SMS alerts but not for emails. Tune into KMEM, 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 academy website and social media for regular updates. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. 


Yours faithfully,


Steve Leahey