Parents urged to check Birmingham schools’ websites for closures due to heatwave

Birmingham City Council sent a notice to parents to check before sending their children to school on Monday as heat wave temperatures continue to soar.

Parents were advised to check school websites in the morning in the event of school closures due to record temperatures.

A spokesperson for Birmingham City Council released a statement saying parents should check official school websites for any updates on closure notices for the coming week.

The decision to close schools, due to the heat wave, rests with individual schools and nurseries.

The council’s website says: ‘Please check with the school or nursery directly for up to date information. If you do not know what type of school your child attends, you can check with a list of schools and nurseries in Birmingham.”

Scorching temperatures over the coming week are set to set new records and schools are already implementing cooling measures such as allowing students to wear PE kits rather than school uniforms, and adapted schedules that include the postponement of end-of-year school sports days.

The MET Office has issued a red heat warning – which indicates danger to life and serious illness – for Monday and Tuesday as weather forecasts predict temperatures will rise to up to 40C in Birmingham.

The severe weather warning applies not only to children or the elderly, but also to those who are healthy and strong, regardless of age.

The impact of the intense heatwave also extends to animals, pets and even infrastructure. People are encouraged to leave water for cats, birds, squirrels and bees during the heat wave.

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