In the event of an emergency closure of the school, we will make every effort to give parents as much notice as practically possible.


If there is severe weather overnight

  • The decision to close school will be made by the Headteacher in consultation with site staff and the Chair of the Local Governing Body.
  • Information relating to the closure will be relayed to:

Radio Merseyside                           Radio City

The School Social Media Pages     Real Radio 

The Local Authority                         The Birkenhead Park School website                                 


If the weather deteriorates during the day

  • If snow occurs during the day, there are two possible decisions to be made by the Headteacher to keep school open or to close the school and send students/staff home early
  • The decision will be based on the risks relating to students’ safety if they remain on site.
  • Information will be relayed to radio stations and the school website will be updated accordingly if the school has to close early.
  • Students will be informed that the school will close and parents will be informed via text messaging.
  • We will supervise the use of mobile phones by students to inform family of the intended closure.
  • There will be an orderly release of students and all attempts will be made to make contact with parents of students who do not have access to a phone. However, this may not always be possible.
  • Adequate supervision levels to ensure student safety and an orderly release from school will be a priority.


In the event of an early school closure, the school minibus transport would not be provided due to safety concerns around hazardous road conditions. Families will be contacted as a priority to enable them to make alternative arrangements to support their child in getting home.

For information regarding Year 7 transport arrangements please see the below letter

Year 7 Transport Arrangements