Is your child's school closed?

(72 Posts)
Madmog Fri 18-Jan-13 08:28:47

My daughter's comprehensive had announced before 7am that it was closed despite a very slight sprinkling on the ground overnight and nothing on the roads.

The local primary schools are open though which means I have to go into work later - what fun - luckily I can do it on foot. We now have a steady fall of snow in Gloucestershire.

rubyrubyruby Fri 18-Jan-13 08:30:24

No. But it did shut at lunchtime on Monday so may well do the same today.

ByTheWay1 Fri 18-Jan-13 08:32:34

Madmog - I'm also in Gloucestershire - DD1 Secondary shut, DD2 Primary open... I have to go in at lunchtime.....

Thing that gets me is they will text later for us to go pick them up early - causing maximum disruption - instead of just closing like lots of other schools..

ShowOfHands Fri 18-Jan-13 08:36:20

They were closed on Wednesday due to treacherous conditions. Yesterday they opened but a lot didn't make it in. Today they were going to open until midday so that staff and students could get home before we get more snow but it's awful and the head's been in touch to say they're closing. Main roads are closed, thick ice, still got a good 6 inches of snow and lots more forecast. Nearly 300 local schools closed and counting.

QOD Fri 18-Jan-13 08:38:31

Nope. South east here. Nothing new since the other day
We're just yellow. I'm off to London on the train tomorrow, hopefully!!

MirandaWest Fri 18-Jan-13 08:41:45

Everywheres open in York. There's a little snow left from Monday and supposedly some more will come today but I'm not convinced.

MadCap Fri 18-Jan-13 08:45:31

South Glos here. My dd's preschool is shut. I'm a sahm so no probs here. DH working from home playing in the garden with the kids.

MadCap Fri 18-Jan-13 08:46:18

It's really coming down here though.

cryhavoc Fri 18-Jan-13 08:46:20

Our infant school is closed. It was open yesterday and closed on Wednesday. I think we might be in the same area, ShowofHands. Norfolk?

Merrylegs Fri 18-Jan-13 08:46:26

Third day of closures here in Norfolk. They'll have forgotten all their fancy book learnin' by the time they go back.

ledkr Fri 18-Jan-13 08:49:36

Also in glos our school is closed although snow not too bad as yet. I think it's more about the staff wanting a lie in not being able to get in from rural areas.
So far loving it. Crumpets coffee and pjs!
Only cloud on the horizon is that dd2 will expect sledging brrrrrt

CMOTDibbler Fri 18-Jan-13 08:49:53

We're in S Worcestershire, and ds's school is open, but a home clothes day so they can be out more, and the website says not to take risks getting in, but they'll be open all day

lljkk Fri 18-Jan-13 08:51:59

Yes all 4 at home (SOB), Norfolk again. No snow whatsoever falling from sky but I guess they are taking precautions against expected falls this afternoon. Luckily cleaner comes today so I can get OUT for a little while to supermarket. I want to be applying for jobs but I cannot concentrate with a 4yo constantly chattering in my ear, sigh.

lljkk Fri 18-Jan-13 08:55:05

Those of you in Norfolk: have you subscribed to the service to be texted about schools closure? DS has decided he can reliably find out about closures from what his mates are saying on FB (since all the other sources were overwhelmed today).

I was balking at paying 10p per text (skinflint) and risking my number in yet another database that would attract spam texts.

landofsoapandglory Fri 18-Jan-13 08:55:10

No. We're in Rutland, we had quite a bit of snow overnight on Sunday/early hours of Monday. Then we had more during the day in Monday, it was level with the kerbs. It is still laying in the lanes, on pavements and side roads.

We have temperatures down to -7degrees this week and dense fog. DS2 is Yr11, and DS1 went through the same school, I've only known them to have 2.5 snow days! The HT never closes it.

cryhavoc Fri 18-Jan-13 09:02:52

I subscribed for emails, which are free. We've had texts from school too.

BooCanary Fri 18-Jan-13 09:06:15

Yes, but we have had 6 inches so far this morning!

Merrylegs Fri 18-Jan-13 09:06:23

The school texts us or emails. Or the kids listen to Radio Norfolk and cheer when their school is read out.

No, but we have been told if it does snow lots then they will be closing at 1.30pm.

ShowOfHands Fri 18-Jan-13 09:07:46

Yes, I'm in Norfolk.

We get parentmail emails, texts from the head and the Friends of the School keep the FB page updated. The text service seemed a bit unnecessary tbh.

They gave us a choice and are reviewing at 10 anyway but it's coming down thick and fast here. We brought them home again, we can have fun in the snow and do some work without worrying about getting out at 3.15 to collect them.

utahforever Fri 18-Jan-13 09:09:39

School closed here in Wiltshire.

Snowed heavy over night and is still blowing a blizzard.

Off to grab the sled and child grin

West Sussex here smile

HormonalHousewife Fri 18-Jan-13 09:09:55

Nope. Apparantly my DSs prep school never closes.

I'm only a mile away so can easily pick him up but if I lived further away I wouldnt want to be driving.

poorbuthappy Fri 18-Jan-13 09:11:38

Yep.
All schools in Torfaen are shut.

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