Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

School Closure Information


In the event of adverse weather conditions, the website will be updated on a daily basis.  Parents and carers are asked to check announcements on Heart FM and BBC Radio Kent and the Kent Closures Website at: www.kentclosures.co.uk where you can also sign up for alerts via SMS (charges apply).


School will remain open as long as it is safe to do so.  With the time of year, your school will currently be putting in place measures to ensure that it can remain open, and also to ensure that it communicates with parents and carers about any necessary closures as soon as possible.  Where an SMS alert service is available in schools, these will be sent out along with closure notifications on local radio and websites.


The Kent Closures Website


The Kent Closures website will display the change of the ‘status’ of the school to ‘open’, ‘closed’ or ‘partially closed’.  The information will then be displayed on the website for parents and staff.  In addition, when the status of a school is changed the information is shared with Kent radio stations so the closures can be broadcast.


Useful websites:

Kent County Council

School Closures, gritting routes


Highways Agency

Conditions on motorways and trunk roads



Public transport information for journeys within the South East




Please ensure you remain safe at all times and do not travel if weather conditions make it unsafe to do so.