School closures: How to check if your school is closed today amid snow

Many places across the UK have seen adverse weather recently, with freezing temperatures leading to hazardous driving conditions.

Unfortunately, the unsettled weather looks likely to continue.

Paul Gundersen, Met Office Chief Meteorologist, has said: ‘Cold air is continuing to push across the UK from the north and many areas have seen some snow, wintry conditions, and overnight frosts.’  

‘National Severe Weather Warnings have been issued across parts of western England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland with more warnings likely to be issued over the coming days.’ 

One of the biggest impacts bad weather can have is school closures, with parents having to make alternative plans at the last minute.

So, how do you go about checking if your child’s school is closed today?

Here is everything you need to know.

How to check if your school is closed today

The easiest way to check for school closures is by searching for your local authority website, but your school’s own website and social media may also be able to give you up-to-the-minute information.

School closures

Is your child’s school closed today?

To find out, you can search via postcode on the Gov.UK site (for England and Wales).

Alternatively, you can take a look at which schools are closing by area:

  • Aberdeenshire school closures
  • Barnsley school closures
  • Bracknell Forest school closures
  • Bradford school closures
  • Buckinghamshire school closures
  • Calderdale school closures
  • Cornwall school closures
  • Derbyshire school closures
  • Devon school closures
  • Doncaster school closures
  • Durham school closures
  • East Dunbartonshire school closures
  • East Renfrewshire school closures
  • East Riding school closures
  • East Sussex school closures
  • City of Edinburgh school closures
  • Essex school closures
  • Falkirk school closures
  • Fife school closures 
  • Gateshead school closures
  • Glasgow City school closures
  • Gloucestershire school closures
  • Hampshire school closures
  • Herefordshire school closures
  • Hertfordshire school closures
  • Hull school closures
  • Kent school closures
  • Kirklees school closures
  • Leeds school closures
  • Leicestershire school closures
  • Lincolnshire school closures
  • London school closures
  • Norfolk school closures
  • North Lanarkshire school closures
  • North Lincolnshire school closures
  • North Yorkshire school closures
  • Northamptonshire school closures
  • Northern Ireland school closures
  • Northumberland school closures
  • Nottinghamshire school closures
  • Oxfordshire school closures
  • Rotherham school closures
  • Scottish Borders school closures
  • Sheffield school closures
  • Shropshire school closures
  • Somerset school closures
  • South Tyneside school closures
  • Staffordshire school closures
  • Stirling school closures
  • Suffolk school closures
  • Surrey school closures
  • The Highlands school closures
  • Warwickshire school closures
  • West Berkshire school closures
  • West Lothian school closures
  • West Sussex school closures
  • Wiltshire school closures
  • Worcestershire school closures
  • City of York school closures

The decision on when schools close is usually based on the inside temperature, as well as how hazardous the site is, as lots of snow and ice can pose a risk of injury.

Gov.UK states: ‘Schools must follow the same health and safety law for indoor temperature as other workplaces.’

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