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School Closure Guidance

The Kent Closures Website
Updated January 2019

The Kent Closures website allows a school representative to log in (with a school specific password) and change the ‘status’ of the school to ‘open’, ‘closed’ or ‘partially closed’.  The information will then be displayed on the website for parents and staff.  Additionally, a parent or member of staff can then request to receive an email when a status is changed by the school. It is completely free to state funded schools (including Academies & Free Schools) in the KCC area

Parent and Staff Action

1. Register with the Kent Closures Website

To receive notifications, you should register for alerts.

Visit www.kentclosures.co.uk and click the ‘Register for Alerts’ button on the left side of the screen.

Fill in your

  • first name
  • surname
  • house number
  • postcode
  • email address
  • password
  • re-type password

Then click register

2. Register for School Alerts

Once you have registered, you need to tell the system which school(s) you want to receive alerts from.

Register Yourself

Visit www.kentclosures.co.uk and click the ‘Alerts Login’ button on the left side of the screen.

Fill in your

  • email address
  • password

Then click ‘sign in’

Register to Receive Alerts from your Choice of School

Under ‘Add a School’

  • Using the drop down menu, choose the town or village nearest to the school you want to receive alerts from, the drop down menu
  • Using the next drop down menu, choose the school
  • Click on ‘add school to alerts’
  • You can add as many schools as you wish.

You should now receive an email if there is a status change reported by your chosen schools

SMS Service

The SMS service is no longer being offered as an option.  Any parents with outstanding credit will still continue to receive alerts, but no new requests for SMS alerts will be accepted.  All alerts are by email.