Highland School closures: Nairn schools closed
UPDATE: The PIN system no longer appears to be working – instead, simply visit the Highland Council website on school closures here for more information: http://www.schoolclosures.highlandschools.org.uk/
Millbank School and Nairn Academy are both confirmed closed today, so I presume Rosebank will also be closed.
There’s been no information on the Highland Council website since at least yesterday afternoon, when the page on school closures was no longer working for the Nairn area.
The Highland Council website has also now crashed.
However, pupils should be received a letter about a school closures phone number with a school PIN number which if called confirms both schools closed: 0870 054 6999
In the meantime, considering the millions the Highland Council spends on IT, it is rather incredible that Fujitsu, whom I believe deal with the contract, cannot even keep the website up during a surge in traffic.
There are various ways to solve this problem, and the HC should have strong words with Fujitsu about why the company is unable to ensure service information is easily available during peak demand. Certainly it’s something even my company has had to solve in the past.
Another argument for the HC to be able to consider local contractors for IT services, no doubt.
UPDATE: If you want to know whether your local school is open or closed, call the following number: 0870 054 6999
And then enter the school PIN – although the Highland Council website is down, there’s a Google cache of the PIN numbers for all Highland schools here.