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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

College Closure 2nd November 2023

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

We have been monitoring tomorrow's Amber Weather Warning very closely over the day. This remains in place (currently between 3am and 11am tomorrow, Thursday 2nd November) and have been advised that there is significant unpredictability given the nature of the storm, with the potential for it to be upgraded to a Red warning. Although the decision to close the College sits with the Headteacher, Devon County Council have made it clear that they consider the risk associated with the storm to be considerable. As such over 180 Devon Schools are due to close tomorrow, including a number of local Primary Schools. In addition to the risk associated with the weather, this affects a considerable number of staff due to childcare issues. As such we have taken the regrettable decision to close the  College tomorrow to all students. 

All students will be set work online tomorrow via Class Charts to be completed during the day. This work will follow their normal Thursday timetabled lessons. We understand that, for some students, accessing work online presents challenge, and we will not disadvantage students where this is the case.

Please ensure that your children remain at home for the duration of the school day, both for their safety and as they should be engaging with work. 

The weather forecast for Friday looks better so we currently fully intend to reopen on Friday 3rd November. 

Closing a school is always a very difficult position and last resort. We appreciate the disruption that it causes.  Thank you for your support and please look after yourselves during this period of poor weather.


Tom Inman