Winter Weather Procedures - PLEASE READ

With winter upon us, we would like to remind you of our procedures should we need to close Rivers Academy due to inclement weather or for any other reason.

We understand that our opening or closing, delaying our opening time or closing early should the need arise has a big effect on families. This is a decision that we do not take lightly as we are committed to ensuring that our students have every possible opportunity to be with us at Rivers Academy. But as you know, our top priority is the safety of our students and staff.

We make the decision to open or close the Academy in bad weather based on a careful analysis of all relevant factors, such as: 

  • Information on road conditions from weather forecasting or the police
  • Amount of snow and ice accumulated
  • Building and Academy site conditions
  • Temperature and wind chill
  • Weather predictions

Please check our Academy website for the most up to date information about any closures at Please also ensure that we have your most up to date mobile phone numbers should we need to contact you for any reason about your son/daughter or regarding any early closure via parent text.  If you are concerned that we do not have your most up to date contact information, please email

We would appreciate your support when checking if we are open by using our website as a first port of call rather than calling reception.  If any changes are planned to our opening hours, this will be posted immediately on our website.