Cherry Orchard Primary Academy


The Academy has been issued advice on school closures in the event of bad weather due to snow or ice.  Wherever possible, we will try to keep the school open to avoid unnecessary disruption to working parents – even if this means lessons will not keep to timetable.

Please see below for details of closure due to snow or icy conditions.  Please note this decision will be taken by The Principle on the basis of keeping staff and children safe.


Monday 5th MARCH

  • Cherry Orchard Academy is open with normal school hours tomorrow Monday 5th March.  Breakfast Club/ASP and School Clubs return to normal.  
  • LATEST UPDATE @ 16:30 pm 01/03/18 – Cherry Orchard Academy will also be closed tomorrow Friday 2nd March due to deteriorating weather conditions and the weather forecast for the next 24 hours.  This decision has been made because we cannot guarantee the safety of staff and pupils getting to/from the School in these unprecedented weather conditions and we wish to give sufficient notice to parents.  Thank-you for your understanding.
  • UPDATE @ 7:15 am 01/03/18 – Roads around Castle Hill and surrounding areas have not been gritted and remain too icy and dangerous to drive on.  We will review again overnight and IF open, we will work to a reduced timetable again as planned today.
  • UPDATE @ 15:45 pm 28/2/18 – Please note that IF the school opens tomorrow 1/3/18, this will be on reduced hours (10 am till 2:15 pm) to allow staff/children to get to/from school safely.  There will be no After School Provision or School Clubs on Thursday evening.
  • This will be reviewed overnight and an update posted here.  Please drive or walk carefully as the roads and pathways outside the school area are still difficult to use.
  • We will also be re-scheduling dressing up for World Book day and planned associated activities, as well as postponing our March Parents Breakfast Workshop scheduled for 8:45 am in the morning.    These will all be re-scheduled when we are back in school.
  • UPDATE 28/2/18 – SCHOOL will be CLOSED TODAY – 28/2/18 and we will be re-scheduling Parents Consultation Evening due to take place this evening.  You will be notified when we are back in school.  There will be no Breakfast Club, Gymnastics Club or After School Provision today and monetary adjustments will be made.