Snow closes a number of Yarmouth schools

A NUMBER of schools in the Great Yarmouth area have been forced to close due to the heavy snow which fell across the borough overnight and this morning.

A NUMBER of schools in the Great Yarmouth area have been forced to close due to the heavy snow which fell across the borough overnight and this morning.

Between 2 and 4cms has fallen across Yarmouth and forecaster Jim Bacon, from private weather service Weatherquest, said more snow was on the way for the rest of today.

Schools shut by the weather included Hillside and Homefield Primary Schools in Bradwell, Caister Junior, Infant and High Schools, Cliff Park High School and Cobholm Primary School.

Schools in other areas covered by the Mercury, including Acle, Brundall and Blofield were also closed.


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The weather has also claimed the Reedham Parish Council meeting, which was due to take place on Monday .

Road conditions were also treacherous with slush affecting the A12 between Gorleston and Yarmouth and the section of New Road leading into Yarmouth close to the ASDA supermarket.

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Mr Bacon said this morning: “There are going to be further snow showers this morning, before a lull and then we are expecting more snow later on today. But we are expecting the freezing weather and snow showers to continue over this weekend.”

Do you have a photo of today's snow? The Mercury is keen to receive any pictures, which can be sent to anne.edwards@archant.co.uk.

A full list of schools in Norfolk which have closed today due to the weather:

Acle High School - Closed today due to safety considerations and partial failure of heating system.

Acle St Edmunds CE VC Primary School - heavy snow

Admiral's Junior School - Due to severe weather

Aldborough Primary School

Alderman Peel High School - Dangerous travel conditions for staff and students and more snow forecast.

Alpington & Bergh Apton CE VA Primary School

Anthony Curton CE VA Primary School - Dangerous driving conditions for teaching staff. Also forecast of worsening weather conditions throughout the day.

Antingham & Southrepps Community Primary School - Staff cannot reach school because of snow

Archbishop Sancroft CE VA High School - Dangerous driving for staff and students travelling in.

Arden Grove Infant & Nursery School

Ashill VC Primary School

Ashleigh Infant School & Nursery - dangerous road conditions-staff unable to get in and worse conditions expected.

Ashwicken CE VA First School - Closed due to bad weather conditions and heating problems.

Aslacton Primary School

Astley Primary School - Due to severe weather conditions

Attleborough High School - School closed due to travelling conditions and dangerous state of the site

Attleborough Infant School - Site unsafe

Attleborough Junior School - snow

Avenue Junior School - School closed due to adverse weather conditions affecting staff travel and pupil safety. Further forecast of snow likely, worsening conditions

Aylsham High School

Bacton Community First

Banham Community Primary School - School closed due to continuing adverse weather conditions and expectation of further snow today

Barford Primary School - School site conditions poor due to snow. Unable to ensure staff can travel to school by 9am.

Barnham Broom Primary School - Roads are extremely dangerous and many staff are stuck in their villages.

Bawburgh School - Staff unable to reach the school. With further snow forecast during the day, a healthy and safety risk assessment forces closure.

Bawdeswell Community Primary School - Teachers unable to travel

Beeston Primary School - Due to weather conditions

Bignold Primary School - Staff unable to get into school because of snow

Bishop's CE VA Primary School - School closed 7.01.10 due to adverse weather and road conditions

Blakeney CE VA Primary School - Travelling conditions for staff and children too dangerous

Blofield Primary School - Closed today 7th January

Bluebell Primary School - CLosed due to weather and staff being unable to get in safely

Bradwell Hillside Primary School - Staff unable to get to school. Hazardous driving conditions. No school lunches available.

Bradwell Homefield CE VC Primary School - Closed due to bad weather and staff unable to get into school

Brancaster CE VA Primary School - even the main road is really bad and more snow is forecast

Bressingham Primary School - Further snowfall and continuing adverse weather conditions, dangerous for pupils.

Brisley CE VA Primary School - Due to adverse weather conditions-snow and ice

Broadland High School - Unsafe site due to Ice and snow

Brooke VC CE Primary - Dangerous road conditions, unable to get sufficient staff to the school safely. Hopefully open tomorrow.

Brooklands Centre - Eastern Area Pupil Referral Unit - staff and pupils unable to travel safely due to severe conditions

Browick Road Infant School - Dangerous weather conditions.

Brundall School - snow and poor road conditions;staff unable to access site.

Bure Valley School

Burnham Market Primary School - Closed due to snow falling on icy roads in Burnham Market and surrounding villages

Burston Community Primary School - Dangerous roads for staff and pupils with more snow forecast

Buxton Primary School - faulty boiler and bad weather

Caister High School - due to worsening conditions we have no option but to close the school for the safety of staff and pupils

Caister Infant School - dangerous road conditions-staff unable to get in and worse conditions expected.

Caister Junior School - School is closed due to adverse weather conditions resulting in staff's inability to get to school.

Carleton Rode CE VA Primary School - snow falling on already icy small rural roads makes travel to school dangerous

Castle Acre CE VC Primary School - Due to adverse weather conditions, contractors have been delayed in helping us set up the school for re-opening. We will open on Friday 8 January.

Caston CE VA Primary School - Closed due to snow!!

Catfield CE VC Primary School - heavy snow - staff not able to get into school

Catton Grove Primary School - The school will be closed on Thursday the 7th January due to adverse weather conditions and problems with the gas in the kitchens.

Cavell Primary & Nursery School - School closed due to concerns for pupils and staff travelling to school and predicted further snow. East City Childrens Centre will also be closed.

Cawston VC Primary School

Cecil Gowing Infant School

Chapel Road School - School closed to pupils due to treacherous road conditions in South Norfolk; open to staff.

Charles Burrell Humanities School - Snowfalls have made the site unsafe and many staff are unable to get in.

Church Hill School

Churchill Park School - Both sites closed due to road conditions and travel for vulnerable students

City Academy - Dangerous driving conditions, staff who can get into school should do so.

City of Norwich School - Site dangerous with ice

Clackclose Community Primary School - The school is closed today due to heavy snow in areas where several members of staff live and potentially dangerous for children getting to school.

Clare School - The school will be closed from 12.00 today due to snow and will be closed tomorrow in line with the other Complex Needs Schools.

Clenchwarton Primary School - Snow conditions, site safety and travel is dangerous.

Cliff Park High School - Snow falling and further forecast - Driving conditions too hazardous for staff and students

Clover Hill Infant School & Nursery - Site is unsafe and further snow expected later. Staff having difficulties getting to school.

Cobholm Primary School - Closing at 12. No dinners. Staffing issues.

Colby Primary School - Icy conditions on roads around school. Too dangerous for children / families and staff to travel.

Colkirk CE VA Primary School - Parents I am sorry but due to the dangers of snow and ice and the treacherous travel conditions we are having to close today.

College of West Anglia - Isle Campus Wisbech is closed to students. Deer Park House at Easton is closed to staff and students. Kings Lynn, Wisbech landbased & Milton open.

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