Full list of schools closed as snow hits UK – is your child affected?

SCHOOLS across the UK are closed again today due to heavy snow and freezing temperatures.

Thousands of pupils will miss class while Met Office yellow and amber weather warnings are in force.

A family plays in the snow on the Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire


A family plays in the snow on the Dunstable Downs in BedfordshireCredit: PA

The alerts, which urge anyone travelling today to take extra care due to snow and ice, cover almost every inch of the UK on Thursday.

Three further warnings for the same wintry conditions carry over into Friday for central England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Those with children should check with individual schools or their local council website to confirm any closures.

But these are the known shutdowns so far. 


South West

  • Burlescombe Church Of England Primary School, Tiverton, Devon
  • Webber’s Church of England Primary School, Somerset
  • Avishayes Primary School and Early Years Centre, Chard, Somerset
  • Buckland St Mary CofE Primary School, Chard, Somerset
  • Beckington CofE First School, Frome, Somerset
  • Bishop Henderson CofE Primary School, Taunton, Somerset
  • Chewton Mendip CofE VA Primary School, Somerset
  • Combe St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School, Somerset
  • Croscombe CofE Primary School, Somerset
  • Cutcombe CofE First School, Somerset
  • Danesfield C of E School, Somerset 
  • Dunster First School, Somerset
  • Exford CofE First School, Somerset
  • Frome Community College, Somerset 
  • Hamp Nursery and Infants School, Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Hemington Primary School, Somerset 
  • Holway Park Community Primary School, Taunton, Somerset
  • Horrington Primary School, Somerset, West Horrington, Somerset
  • Kilmersdon CofE Primary School, Somerset 
  • Kingsmead School, Somerset 
  • Langford Budville CofE Primary School, Somerset 
  • Leigh-upon-Mendip Primary School, Somerset 
  • Lydeard St Lawrence Community Primary School, Somerset 
  • Elmfield School For Deaf Children, Bristol (partial)
  • Fairfield High School, Bristol

A full list of schools that have announced they will be shut, or opening late, in Cornwall today can be found here.

Information on the schools closed in Devon is available here.

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Those in Bath and North East Somerset can check here, North Somerset here, Somerset here, and families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole can consult here.

Schools closed in Bristol will be listed here, while any disruption in Dorset will be listed here.

In Gloucestershire, information can be found here, South Gloucestershire here, and Plymouth residents can check here.

Wiltshire residents are urged to check individual school websites instead of the council website, while those in Swindon can look here, and Torbay here.

South East

Kent closures can be found on the council website.

Any schools closed in Buckinghamshire will be listed here.

Updates are issued every few minutes on the East Sussex County Council website and the West Sussex County Council website.

Families in Hampshire should check here.

Schools reporting closures in Oxfordshire will be listed here.

Berkshire families can find out if their kids will miss class here.

Surrey residents are urged to check individual school websites instead of the council website.


Residents are encouraged to check their borough’s websites for information.


Schools closed in Derbyshire will be listed here, while information for those in Nottinghamshire will be available here.

Any schools closed in Herefordshire will be found here, Leicestershire here, Lincolnshire here, and North Lincolnshire here.

Northamptonshire families can consultant this website, Rutland here, Shropshire here, Staffordshire here, Warwickshire here, and Worcestershire here.

Those in Birmingham can try here, Coventry here, Dudley here, and Stoke here.

North West

  • St David’s High School, Saltney, Cheshire

Schools closed due to bad weather in Cheshire East will be listed here and Cheshire West and Chester here.

Cumbria closures will be listed here,

In Trafford, families should check here, Trafford here, and Stockport here.

Information on last-minute closures in Lancashire will be available here and those in the Wirral should consult here.

North East and Yorkshire

Temporary school closures in County Durham will be listed here.

Parents in Gateshead should check here, those in Newcastle should try here, and anyone in North Tyneside here and South Tyneside here.

School closures in Northumberland will be listed here and in Sunderland here.

For Yorkshire, information is available for East Riding here and North Yorkshire here.

For Tees Valley, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire, check with individual schools.


Every school in Flintshire set to be closed tomorrow.

A spokesperson for the council said: “The council’s recommendation is that all schools in the county should close tomorrow and switch to online learning.”

The most up-to-date information for people in Wales will be available on local council websites.

Alternatively, parents can check their child’s school website or social media pages.



These schools will be closed:

  • Banff Primary School
  • Fraserburgh Academy

These schools are subject to delayed openings:

  • Arnage School
  • Crudie School
  • Fyvie School
  • Longside School
  • Maud School
  • Mintlaw School
  • Monquhitter School (transport not operating)
  • New Pitsligo and St John’s School
  • Pitfour School
  • Rayne North School
  • Stuartfield School
  • Turriff Academy
  • Turriff Primary School
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The full list of schools affected can be seen here.

Anyone living in other counties should consult their council’s website or confirm closures with individual schools.