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UK School Closures: Snow And Ice Alert

SCHOOLS across the country are closing classrooms today as Britain is overwhelmed by snow and ice warnings.

He saw the Met Office issue a number of yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Several schools have been closed due to snow.

The mercury fell well below zero last night as snow and ice blew across the country during a cold spell.

And Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan said the cold weather is expected to persist into next week.

He said: “It’s a cold snap that lasts around five to seven days so I think by the weekend if you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland you’ll feel it getting a little milder – but it will stay cold in England and Wales.

“It may well take until early next week for temperatures to return to normal in England and Wales.”

Dozens of schools have already announced their closure today.

While others have confirmed they will have departures later.


The Met Office has warned Cornwall that snow showers and icy expanses could cause disruption.

Commuters are likely to be affected on the road as well as on bus and train.

People have also been warned to be careful not to slip and fall on icy surfaces.

Some schools have already announced a late start for the day:

  • Treverbyn Academy and Nursery – opens 10.30am
  • Whitemoor Academy – opens 10.30am

North Ireland

A number of schools in Northern Ireland are closed today.

It comes after a yellow weather warning was issued for snow and ice.

Here is The Full List of Affected Schools:

  • Killen Elementary School
  • Artigarvan Primary School
  • Sion Mills Elementary School
  • Bready Jubilee Primary School
  • Gaelscoil Ui Dhochartaigh
  • St. Eugene Elementary School
  • Sainte-Cécile College
  • Rossmar School
  • St. Mary’s Elementary School
  • Strabane controlled primer
  • Donemana Elementary School
  • PS of Saint-Michel
  • Saint Catherine’s PS
  • Rossmar Special School
  • Holy Cross College
  • The academy’s kindergarten
  • Culmore Primary School

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