Sunday, January 20, 2013

School Closures for Monday 21 January

CLOSED (via Disruption in Birmingham)
Acocks Green Primary
Cottesbrooke Infants (NOT Juniors)
Holy Souls
The Oaklands

Ninestiles (via school website)
Archbishop Ilsley (via school website)

All Solihull Schools confirmed closed.

I would expect other schools to be added to this list tomorrow morning, so check local radio stations, follow @BCCDisruption on Twitter or on their website. The site will be busy and despite extra capacity being added, can be expected to be rather hard to access. Twitter has proved really helpful in terms of getting information out there.

Decisions on emergency closures are taken by the head teacher and governing body of each school, as they are deemed best able to understand the local situation in regards to the school site, transport for pupils and staff or even the roads around the site. The local authority can in exceptional cases, enforce closure on voluntary controlled and community schools, but not on academies or voluntary aided schools.

The current forecast is that the light snow will persist until the small hours of Monday and there is a chance of further snow on Tuesday, although that forecast will firm up one way or the other as we get nearer. Ice is certain to remain a problem, however.

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