Otley Ship Otley Ship

federated with Witnesham Primary School

The website for Witnesham Primary can be found here.  


Important Notices


Severe Weather News and School Closures


If as a result of severe weather or other circumstances in which the school will close we will send all families a text message using the Teacher to Parent Text messaging service and a notice will be posted on this page.


The radio stations are also informed as are the local authority.


If there is no message then the school will be open.


Radio Station frequencies for details of all Suffolk schools:


Radio Suffolk           95.5/95.9/103.9/104.6 FM http://www.bbc.co.uk/suffolk  

                                       (timed updates every 20 minutes)      


HEART FM              97.1 / 96.4 FM http://www.heart.co.uk/

                                       (timed updates every 15-30 minutes)  


IPSWICH 102 FM   102.0 FM http://www.ipswich102radio.com

                                     (Regular updates)


Occasionally there are technical difficulties with the County Council website due to the number of hits it receives in a very short time frame.  If this occurs, please do check our school website and listen to a local radio station for updates. The contact details for the county council school closures website is listed here:  http://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk    


Obviously we hope that these procedures won’t be needed very much, but please understand that any decision to close our school has to be made on safety grounds to ensure that both pupils and staff are kept as safe as possible, balanced with the fact that we are obliged to keep school open unless there are exceptional circumstances.