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Information on Emergency School Closures – Severe Weather Conditions - Breadalbane Academy

Throughout the year circumstances may arise which necessitate the school to be closed.  This is usually before the day starts and is normally caused by bad weather.

Should we decide to close the school before the school day starts the procedure for informing you of this is as follows:

  • Using our Groupcall text messaging system
  • Via our website
  • Via Heartland Radio and Radio Tay
  • Via Perth & Kinross Council Customer Service Centre 0845 3011100 (local rate)

(Available from 08.00 hours to 18.00 hours.  However, this line may operate from 07.00 hours in exceptional circumstances)

We will update you later that day or at the latest the following morning of any further school closure or if the school is to be re-opened.  There may be occasions where the school can be opened to local children and we will inform you of this using the systems mentioned above.

Should it be necessary to close the school during school hours, we will arrange for pupils receiving school transport to depart as a priority and contact all parents/carers before releasing children from school either by Groupcall text or by telephone.

It is essential that the school office has a current phone number (preferably a mobile phone number) to allow us to contact you.  If your contact details have recently changed, please contact the office on 01887 822300 to have them updated.

You are also able to keep track of any announcements that may be made regarding school closures by using any of the sources shown below.

ServiceContact DetailsWhen UsedOther Comments
Radio Tay AmNot applicableAll InstancesFrequency AM 1584  and 1161
Radio Tay FmNot applicableAll InstancesFM 96.4  and 102.8
PKC Customer Service Centre – Number for Parents0845 3011100 (calls charged at local rate)

01738 475000 (main Council line)

All InstancesAvailable from 08:00 hours to 18:00 hours however this line may operate from 07:00 hours in exceptional circumstances.
PKC InstancesParents/Carers can find closure updates on the Perth and Kinross Council website by logging onto and go into the link ‘Information for you’ listed at the bottom of the page, and then into the link ‘school closures’.
PKC Twitter and Instances
Radio HeartlandNot applicableWidespread conditionsFM 97.5, 106.6

Used if schools closed are within an area known not to receive Radio Tay signal

Radio CentralNot applicableWidespread conditionsFM 103.1

Used if schools closed are within an area known not to receive Radio Tay signal