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Severe Weather


For latest information call 0370 054 4999 Then enter Meiklemill’s PIN 022210

Or visit

Aberdeenshire’s School Status and Transport Notification page.

If school is closed pupils should visit their class homework page for information on how we will aim to support all children to participate in and lead learning opportunities at home.



Meiklemill Primary School will aim to stay open, if at all possible, during severe weather such as deep/drifting snow or icy conditions.

We will make every effort to remain open throughout the Winter – however, should we experience such severe conditions that force us to close, these closures will be announced on the following radio stations:-

Radio Northsound, Waves Radio and Original 106 fm

Parents have the responsibility of getting children/pupils to and from school safely and need to decide if the journey is safe when severe weather affects transport and/or walking conditions. Parents should inform schools if their child is absent due to severe conditions making the journey unsafe.

If conditions worsen within the school day and we feel for safety reasons that the school should close, parents will be informed by text, email and Facebook.

If parents feel it is necessary to collect children, the school should, if possible, be contacted prior to collection.

Please ensure your son/daughter is appropriately clothed for cold/wet/windy weather and that shoes/boots have good grip for icy conditions.

Schools Information Line

In times of bad weather the school information line allows parents to get the latest closure information for their school.

Number for parents to call:
0870 054 4999 Then enter Meiklemill’s PIN 022210.

You can also get the closure information from the school closure list:

Aberdeenshire’s School Status and Transport Notification page.