In extreme circumstances, schools may be unable to safely welcome students and staff. This is usually due to extreme weather, for example heavy snow.
Planned industrial action by teaching unions may also lead to partial or full closures.
Headteachers are responsible for deciding to close their schools.
Schools will always contact parents directly to let them know about closures, often by email or text message. They will also update their website and social media pages.
You can find website and contact details for all schools in Middlesbrough on the find a school page.