School Closures

Sometimes, local schools need to close at short notice because of weather conditions, loss of utilities or some other out of the ordinary situation.

If we are informed of a school closure by the relevant headteacher, we will do our best to broadcast that information as soon as we can – and hopefully before pupils set off for their school.

North Yorkshire County Council also maintains an active list of closed schools on their website at:

Schools may also contact parents directly via telephone or text message depending on the circumstances and the policy of individual schools.

HG1 Radio needs to ensure that any information about school closures is genuine – and we have systems in place to ensure this is the case.

If you are the headteacher of a local school, and you don’t have details of how to get your school closure details onto HG1, please contact us at and we will be in touch with you.