Improved school closure alerts for parents

gritterWith a cold snap forecast later this week, Warwickshire County Council is reminding parents and carers how they can find out about emergency school closures.

There are a number of ways for parents to find out if their child’s school will be closed. They can go to, sign up for the council’s free text alerts, tune in to their local radio station or even follow the tweets from @wccschoolclosed .

During the last 3-4 years more than 50,000 text messages have been successfully sent to parents alerting them in a timely manner to the fact that their child’s school will be closed.

For instructions on how to sign up for text alerts go to

For those who don’t want to sign up for text message alerts, there is an option to monitor emergency school closure alerts via the Warwickshire Direct Website or the RSS feed

School closures can also be followed on Twitter: @wccschoolclosed.