Virtual Schoolbag (VSB)

25 Jun 2018
Business managers, bursars and secretaries, governors, headteachers of all schools
20 Jul 2018
Notification of School Closures (INSET Days) for Terms 1 & 2

Please send us your school INSET and other closure dates for terms 1 and 2 of the academic year 2018-2019 by July 20th 2018.

If you have previously notified us of your INSET dates for terms 1 and 2 there is no need to re-send them, unless they have changed.

Please inform us with a nil return if you do not have any closures planned for terms 1 and 2.

Your closure information will be used to:

  • publish school closure dates on the County Council website
  • tell contractors when schools will not require services
  • tell providers of home-to-school transport when transport will not be needed
  • help County Council staff plan their contact with schools

The information you give us will be recorded on the Schools Information Database, so please check to ensure that your dates are correct. This information is also uploaded to your school web page on the East Sussex County Council web site.

It is the school’s responsibility to inform us of any new, or changed, INSET days. If service providers and contractors are not notified of a school closure additional costs may be incurred by the school.

Your closures or changes should be emailed to by July 20th 2018.

Emergency School Closures 

These can now be added by a member of your staff.  To avoid duplication please arrange for only one person to add an emergency closure.  The emergency closure information you provide is invaluable as it automatically notifies East Sussex County Council, local radio stations and all subscribers to the system.  It is very important therefore that the information is correct and not duplicated.

Follow this link to find out more information or add an Emergency School Closure:

Fiona O'Sullivan
Fiona O'Sullivan
Information Systems Analyst

Phone: 01273 336206