Essex County Council has introduced a new system to allow parents/carers to access information about school closures faster and more effectively via the internet. The link to the relevant page is
Alternatively you can access the information by selecting the Essex County Council website, click on ‘Education and Schools’ at the bottom of the page, then select ‘schools’, ‘dates’ and ‘emergency closures’. The Essex County Council website will be updated by Stewards Academy as soon as any decision to close has been made. Any school closure will also be advertised on the Stewards Academy’s website and by e-mail via ‘parent mail’. Please note that any decision to close the Academy will only be made in extreme circumstances.