The closure of Westbourne Academy under severe weather conditions follows a precise procedure.

In a time of severe weather (flood, fog, snow, high winds etc) we will update this website with regular information as to whether the school is closed. The decision is normally made around 7am on each day.

The Local Authority also has a website dedicated to providing information on any school closures, and this can be found at

We use a text messaging service to keep parents informed of any unplanned closures or changes to the school day.  It is therefore very important that parents tell us of any change to their mobile phone number.

Announcements are also given on local radio stations; please listen to the following stations from 7.00am for any announcement of closure:

BB Radio Suffolk 103.9FM

Town 102 102 FM