Emergency school closures, college, children's centres, and early years provider closures in Hampshire

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The decision to close a school is for local management, based on conditions at the school and the health and safety of staff and pupils. If a school has to close, information will also be made available to parents/carers through the school’s normal communications channels (including the school website) and radio stations. Please ensure that your child’s school has your most up-to-date contact details.

Tomorrow (Wednesday 01 December 2021)

There are 2 schools closed.

Today (Tuesday 30 November 2021)

There are 3 schools closed.

There is 1 early years provider closed.

Show only: schools, colleges, early years providers, or children's centres

Establishment nameTypeReasonMore informationInformation for parentsLast updated
Tomorrow (Wednesday 01 December 2021)
Portchester Community School
White Hart Lane, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 9BD
PartialOther: Staff absenceDue to increased levels of staff absence we will be running 'short days' for the rest of this week. I will review the situation on Friday to support planning for next week. More information will be sent directly to parents.
A letter has been emailed to all parents and a copy is on the school website.30 Nov 2021 @ 16:43
Testbourne Community School
Micheldever Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7JF
PartialOther: StaffingDue to a severe staff shortage we are closing to students in Year 8 on Wednesday 1st December. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.Please refer to the email sent to all parents and carers, or check the school website, for more information.30 Nov 2021 @ 21:38
Today (Tuesday 30 November 2021)
Balksbury Junior School
Floral Way, Salisbury Road, Andover, SP10 3QP
FullHeating failure*Update*
Engineers are on site at Balksbury Junior School working to repair the heating system.
As instructed on the School App, all children can access their online learning via Google Classroom whilst the school is closed.
We will send another update when we have more information.
30 Nov 2021 @ 11:16
Fairfields Primary School
Council Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3DH
FullElectricity failureFollowing a report of an external electrical fault, the engineers have been delayed until after 10pm this evening. This does mean that the school will not be ready to open safely in the morning for staff and pupils. This is due to the electrical fault affecting the gas supply to the kitchen and the power to the boilers that heat the school. Please be reassured that this is not a repeat of the problem experienced last year. This is to do with the power supply to the school building and is therefore out of the control of the school’s maintenance contractor.
Once the external electrical fault has been repaired, we do not know how long it will take for a separate engineer to come out to reset the electrical panel on the boilers. The boilers will then need to be turned on and working for a few hours until the temperature of the classrooms reaches at least 16 degrees. We legally cannot ask children and staff to occupy rooms below this temperature.
For this reason, we plan to open the school from 12pm in the hope that all of the issues will be resolved.
Children will need to bring a packed lunch into school with them. We will have macaroni cheese for some pupils and this will need to be booked using the Scopay system – this also includes pupils in Foundation Stage, Years 1 and 2 and children entitled to free school meals. If you are unable to log in to the system, please email admin@fairfields.hants.sch.uk to order a macaroni cheese meal for your child.
Children should be taken at 12pm to their normal lining up place on the playground. The teachers will be there to meet you. They will then take the children into school to let them eat and then have a short breaktime. Lessons will then take place from 1pm at the latest. We are giving children lunch in school as we recognise that not all parents have lunch items at home at such short notice.
Canberra class will walk from the playground to their squash lesson and will have lunch afterwards. Please can all Year 4 children have a separate pair of shoes in school to walk to the squash lesson in. They will need to keep their trainers clean for wearing during the lesson.
I apologise for the need to close the school and this is always as a last resort. The Site Manager, Paul Mardell is on site this evening to ensure that the external electrical fault is repaired and that we can book in an engineer for as early as possible in the morning. I will update you if anything changes overnight.
The teachers will put links onto the website and email them out to you so that your child has some activities to complete during the morning.
Freddies Club will also not be open in the morning and the session will be carried forward to pay for a session in the future. If you would like a refund for the session, please contact the Freddies’ Club Manager who will process this request.
29 Nov 2021 @ 20:32
Park Families Warren Park Nursery
Sure Start Nursery, Sure Start Centre, Sandleford Rd, PO9 4LR
PartialOther: StaffingWe are having to close the under 3s room on Monday 29th November 2021. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this will cause. Nursery will be in touch with parents during Monday to keep you informed and updated.28 Nov 2021 @ 18:54
Testbourne Community School
Micheldever Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7JF
PartialOther: StaffingDue to a severe staff shortage we are closing to students in Year 8 on Tuesday 30th November. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.Please refer to the email sent to all parents and carers, or check the school website, for more information.29 Nov 2021 @ 18:43
Establishment nameTypeReasonMore informationInformation for parentsLast updated
Fareham district
Tomorrow (Wednesday 01 December 2021)
Portchester Community School
White Hart Lane, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 9BD
PartialOther: Staff absenceDue to increased levels of staff absence we will be running 'short days' for the rest of this week. I will review the situation on Friday to support planning for next week. More information will be sent directly to parents.
A letter has been emailed to all parents and a copy is on the school website.30 Nov 2021 @ 16:43
Basingstoke & Deane district
Tomorrow (Wednesday 01 December 2021)
Testbourne Community School
Micheldever Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7JF
PartialOther: StaffingDue to a severe staff shortage we are closing to students in Year 8 on Wednesday 1st December. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.Please refer to the email sent to all parents and carers, or check the school website, for more information.30 Nov 2021 @ 21:38
Today (Tuesday 30 November 2021)
Fairfields Primary School
Council Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3DH
FullElectricity failureFollowing a report of an external electrical fault, the engineers have been delayed until after 10pm this evening. This does mean that the school will not be ready to open safely in the morning for staff and pupils. This is due to the electrical fault affecting the gas supply to the kitchen and the power to the boilers that heat the school. Please be reassured that this is not a repeat of the problem experienced last year. This is to do with the power supply to the school building and is therefore out of the control of the school’s maintenance contractor.
Once the external electrical fault has been repaired, we do not know how long it will take for a separate engineer to come out to reset the electrical panel on the boilers. The boilers will then need to be turned on and working for a few hours until the temperature of the classrooms reaches at least 16 degrees. We legally cannot ask children and staff to occupy rooms below this temperature.
For this reason, we plan to open the school from 12pm in the hope that all of the issues will be resolved.
Children will need to bring a packed lunch into school with them. We will have macaroni cheese for some pupils and this will need to be booked using the Scopay system – this also includes pupils in Foundation Stage, Years 1 and 2 and children entitled to free school meals. If you are unable to log in to the system, please email admin@fairfields.hants.sch.uk to order a macaroni cheese meal for your child.
Children should be taken at 12pm to their normal lining up place on the playground. The teachers will be there to meet you. They will then take the children into school to let them eat and then have a short breaktime. Lessons will then take place from 1pm at the latest. We are giving children lunch in school as we recognise that not all parents have lunch items at home at such short notice.
Canberra class will walk from the playground to their squash lesson and will have lunch afterwards. Please can all Year 4 children have a separate pair of shoes in school to walk to the squash lesson in. They will need to keep their trainers clean for wearing during the lesson.
I apologise for the need to close the school and this is always as a last resort. The Site Manager, Paul Mardell is on site this evening to ensure that the external electrical fault is repaired and that we can book in an engineer for as early as possible in the morning. I will update you if anything changes overnight.
The teachers will put links onto the website and email them out to you so that your child has some activities to complete during the morning.
Freddies Club will also not be open in the morning and the session will be carried forward to pay for a session in the future. If you would like a refund for the session, please contact the Freddies’ Club Manager who will process this request.
29 Nov 2021 @ 20:32
Testbourne Community School
Micheldever Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7JF
PartialOther: StaffingDue to a severe staff shortage we are closing to students in Year 8 on Tuesday 30th November. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.Please refer to the email sent to all parents and carers, or check the school website, for more information.29 Nov 2021 @ 18:43
Test Valley district
Today (Tuesday 30 November 2021)
Balksbury Junior School
Floral Way, Salisbury Road, Andover, SP10 3QP
FullHeating failure*Update*
Engineers are on site at Balksbury Junior School working to repair the heating system.
As instructed on the School App, all children can access their online learning via Google Classroom whilst the school is closed.
We will send another update when we have more information.
30 Nov 2021 @ 11:16
Havant district
Today (Tuesday 30 November 2021)
Park Families Warren Park Nursery
Sure Start Nursery, Sure Start Centre, Sandleford Rd, PO9 4LR
PartialOther: StaffingWe are having to close the under 3s room on Monday 29th November 2021. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this will cause. Nursery will be in touch with parents during Monday to keep you informed and updated.28 Nov 2021 @ 18:54