Snow latest: Today's school closures

Snow latest: Today's school closures

Snow latest: Today's school closures

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Updated 8.30am.

NEARLY 30 schools have now announced they will be changing their operating hours today, with at least a couple still staying shut due to snow.

The Chalfonts Children's Centre and Hardwick Pre-School in Aylesbury were the only ones to say they would definitely shut as of yesterday at 5.40pm.

Those altering the times they open and close are:

  • Amersham School
  • Bedgrove Junior School - Aylesbury
  • Chalfont Valley Primary E-Act Academy - Amersham
  • Grendon Underwood Combined School - Aylesbury
  • Jordans School - Beaconsfield
  • Maplewood School - High Wycombe
  • Stokenchurch Primary School
  • Bledlow Ridge School  High Wycombe
  • Dr Challoner's Grammar School (Boys)  Amersham
  • Foxes Piece School  Marlow
  • Hannah Ball School  High Wycombe
  • High Ash Church of England Combined School  Milton Keynes
  • High Wycombe Church of England Combined School 
  • Holmer Green Senior School 
  • Holy Trinity Church of England School  Marlow
  • Lee Common Church of England School  Great Missenden
  • Little Marlow CE School  Marlow
  • Mandeville School Specialist Sports College, The  Aylesbury
  • Maplewood School  High Wycombe
  • Marlow Church of England Infant School  Marlow
  • Marsh School  High Wycombe
  • Mary Towerton School  High Wycombe
  • Oak Green School  Aylesbury
  • Speen Church of England School  Princes Risborough
  • St Edward's Catholic Junior School  Aylesbury
  • St Joseph's Catholic Infant School  Aylesbury
  • St Louis Catholic Primary School  Aylesbury
  • St Mary's Church of England School  Aylesbury. 
  • Stoke Mandeville Combined School  Aylesbury
  • The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe
  • Thomas Hickman School, The  Aylesbury
  • Waddesdon Village Primary School  Aylesbury

 

A full list can be seen HERE

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8:31am Tue 22 Jan 13

MCarey says...

there really shouldnt be any closed schools today because of the snow
there really shouldnt be any closed schools today because of the snow MCarey
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9:44am Tue 22 Jan 13

Darren Hayday says...

I also agree. Schools should be open. It isn’t snowing and not due to. The roads have been gritted. There would be a big cost to our economy for at least x1 parent not working today to look after their children.
I also agree. Schools should be open. It isn’t snowing and not due to. The roads have been gritted. There would be a big cost to our economy for at least x1 parent not working today to look after their children. Darren Hayday
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10:23am Tue 22 Jan 13

Good Life says...

Was in Aylesbury yesterday - What snow are they talking about?
Was in Aylesbury yesterday - What snow are they talking about? Good Life
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10:26am Tue 22 Jan 13

pennman says...

often it's some H+S issue due to snow in the playground. I'm sure the parent's would rally around to clear the snow, rather than taking a day off work to childmind.
often it's some H+S issue due to snow in the playground. I'm sure the parent's would rally around to clear the snow, rather than taking a day off work to childmind. pennman
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11:25am Tue 22 Jan 13

sidthesexist says...

According to one news report last night, heads are closing schools rather than having low attendance figures as this will affect the way they are ranking in the government league tables. So it seems they are more interested in ranking rather than the education of this countries children..
According to one news report last night, heads are closing schools rather than having low attendance figures as this will affect the way they are ranking in the government league tables. So it seems they are more interested in ranking rather than the education of this countries children.. sidthesexist
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1:37pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Anna Smith says...

It is ridiculous! For example, I drove through Wooburn Green yesterday. (The Meadows School was closed). There was hardly any snow around and there can't be any pupils who do not live in walking distance of the school. If the playground was icy, then the children could have spent their breaks in the hall or classrooms. It is crazy that any parents would have had to use a day's annual leave in such circumstances.
It is ridiculous! For example, I drove through Wooburn Green yesterday. (The Meadows School was closed). There was hardly any snow around and there can't be any pupils who do not live in walking distance of the school. If the playground was icy, then the children could have spent their breaks in the hall or classrooms. It is crazy that any parents would have had to use a day's annual leave in such circumstances. Anna Smith
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2:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13

listerps2 says...

Anna Smith wrote:
It is ridiculous! For example, I drove through Wooburn Green yesterday. (The Meadows School was closed). There was hardly any snow around and there can't be any pupils who do not live in walking distance of the school. If the playground was icy, then the children could have spent their breaks in the hall or classrooms. It is crazy that any parents would have had to use a day's annual leave in such circumstances.
I work in a school (not a teacher) and we opened on Friday and had a large number of complaints from parents that we had opened when a number of schools had chosen to close. We did close early on that day (as did the work places of a number of my friends who work in the private sector - I know this does not apply to everyone) We had parents trying to take their children out of school in the morning because of the snow.

We did not open on Monday, although I did not have an issue with coming in to work I was told that I was not allowed due to the site being unsafe.

We are open today and have had parents call in saying that they still can not bring their children in as they feel the side roads are too unsafe.
[quote][p][bold]Anna Smith[/bold] wrote: It is ridiculous! For example, I drove through Wooburn Green yesterday. (The Meadows School was closed). There was hardly any snow around and there can't be any pupils who do not live in walking distance of the school. If the playground was icy, then the children could have spent their breaks in the hall or classrooms. It is crazy that any parents would have had to use a day's annual leave in such circumstances.[/p][/quote]I work in a school (not a teacher) and we opened on Friday and had a large number of complaints from parents that we had opened when a number of schools had chosen to close. We did close early on that day (as did the work places of a number of my friends who work in the private sector - I know this does not apply to everyone) We had parents trying to take their children out of school in the morning because of the snow. We did not open on Monday, although I did not have an issue with coming in to work I was told that I was not allowed due to the site being unsafe. We are open today and have had parents call in saying that they still can not bring their children in as they feel the side roads are too unsafe. listerps2
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3:45pm Tue 22 Jan 13

sidthesexist says...

Then phone the local governments truant officer and report them...
Then phone the local governments truant officer and report them... sidthesexist
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4:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13

listerps2 says...

sidthesexist wrote:
Then phone the local governments truant officer and report them...
Those that were taken out of school were listed as having an unauthorised absence and the parents informed.......
[quote][p][bold]sidthesexist[/bold] wrote: Then phone the local governments truant officer and report them...[/p][/quote]Those that were taken out of school were listed as having an unauthorised absence and the parents informed....... listerps2
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8:19pm Tue 22 Jan 13

missingtwick says...

I had 16 out of 25 children in my class today. It only goes down as unauthorised if they fail to give a reason. If parents choose / cannot bring them into school because of the snow or ice it is an authorised 'special circumstance' absence. This is a government tactic to prevent schools closing due to fears of attendance dropping. All well and good parents moaning we shut, but there seems to be enough parents not willing to risk walking on the ice. The pavements around my workplace haven't been touched and are deadly.
I had 16 out of 25 children in my class today. It only goes down as unauthorised if they fail to give a reason. If parents choose / cannot bring them into school because of the snow or ice it is an authorised 'special circumstance' absence. This is a government tactic to prevent schools closing due to fears of attendance dropping. All well and good parents moaning we shut, but there seems to be enough parents not willing to risk walking on the ice. The pavements around my workplace haven't been touched and are deadly. missingtwick
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