Report an emergency school closure

An emergency school closure is when you must close your school due to an unplanned incident. This might be due to severe weather or a burst water main. You can report this via the emergency school closures system (you will need a password).


  • You need a Czone account in order to report an emergency school closure. If you do not have an account, please visit the Get a Czone account page.
  • If you have an account but need your password to be reset, please contact Schools ICT
  • Make sure that only one member of staff reports a closure on the system. This is so parents only receive one message.
Report an emergency school closure

Important information

You do not need to be at school to report a closure. You can access the emergency school closure system via Czone. You can use any internet connection.

The system will:

  • confirm on-screen that it has processed your school closure
  • list the closure on the County Council website
  • email local radio stations. These include BBC Radio Sussex, More Radio, Seahaven Radio, Heart FM, Uckfield FM.
  • email our relevant teams
  • email subscribers to the system.

Guidance and contacts

Please note the following phone numbers which may be of use:

  • Health and Safety Team: 01273 481938
  • Schools Maintenance Help Desk: 01273 482000
  • Passenger Transport Services: 01273 335067