Emergency Closure

Emergency Closure Guidance

Important Information regarding Emergency School Closure Arrangements eg. Severe Weather

Closure During the School Day:

  1. Informing Parents

If the weather deteriorates during the day a text message will be sent to your agreed mobile telephone to advise that the School is closing and that parents should collect their children.

Please note: It is not possible to send a text message to your home telephone number or to multiple mobile numbers.

All Parents, (and especially Parents of pupils in outlying areas), should identify a family in Aberuthven who would be willing to look after their child(ren) in the event that you are delayed or you cannot come to pick up your child/ren. This could be a neighbour, member of family (eg older sibling) or a parent of other pupils in the school, etc.

A proforma should be completed and returned to school in order for us to compile an emergency closure register.

  1. Collecting Pupils

The aim in an emergency closure is to evacuate the school as soon as possible.

We will release all children to whoever arrives at the school first ie parent or nominated emergency contact(s).

Staff will be released as appropriate (those with greatest distance first) though a member of staff will remain until the last pupil is released.

Parents/Carers/Emergency Contacts should attend at the front entrance of the School.


Closure Out-with the School Day:

A text message will be sent as early as possible if the school is to be closed.

NB There may be a delay if staff have attempted to travel to school and have encountered difficulties.

When conditions are bad, especially in outlying areas, parents should not send their child(ren) to school if they are in any doubt. Please try to contact the school after 9am where this is the situation.


Public announcements of school closures will also be made as soon as possible from the following sources:

Service Contact Details When Used Other Comments
Text Message Not applicable All Instances Text will be sent to one identified  mobile number
Radio Tay Am Not applicable All Instances Frequency AM 1584  and 1161


Radio Tay Fm Not applicable All Instances FM 96.4  and 102.8


PKC Customer Service Centre – Number for Parents 01738 475000 (main Council line) All Instances Available from 08:00 hours to 18:00 hours Mon-Fri however this line may operate from 07:00 hours in exceptional circumstances.
PKC website www.pkc.gov.uk


All instances Parents/Carers can find closure updates on the Perth and Kinross Council website by logging onto www.pkc.gov.uk where closures will be flagged up on the Home page, or alternatively access the information on http://www.pkc.gov.uk/Schoolclosures


PKC Twitter and Facebook www.pkc.gov.uk/socialmedia


All instances  
School Website & Twitter www.aberuthvenprimary.org.uk/




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