Severe Weather

School Closures due to severe weather conditions

The School will make every effort to remain open in the event of severe weather. However, in extreme cases we may have to close due to severe weather or other emergency.

We will update information about any closures on our website and social media feeds:

  • The School website: www.dukes.ncea.org.uk
  • School Twitter feed: @NCEA_Dukes
  • The School telephone message will be updated: 01670 816 111

We will also request that information is shared through the following, but we are unable to guarantee that external organisations will update the information that we share:

  • Northumberland County Council website: www.northumberland.gov.uk
  • Radio Newcastle: 95.4fm

The School will also send a text to all parents/carers who have registered a mobile phone number as a contact number with us.  If you have not provided a mobile contact number we would strongly advise you to do so, and also to keep this up to date with us when numbers change.

The School fully appreciates that families may need to make alternative arrangements for their children if the School has to close, and therefore we will endeavour to inform parents and carers of any closures as early as possible, usually by 8.00am for a morning closure.