Which Essex Schools Are Closed Due To Snow?

2012-12-05 09.26.36
A School Boy Arrives At School, But It Is Closed

Snow has hit Essex heavily over the weekend, and while parents and kids have had a lot of fun over the weekend there is now the usual uncertainty over whether or not school will be open, and if it is possible to find childcare at such short notice.

The official advice from Essex County Council is that you need to contact the schools direct in the morning to find out if they are open. Most schools now operate an answer phone system which will state if the school is closed before you are directed to reception. Some schools send out text messages or emails too.

If you are aware of a school that is closed please feel free to mention it in the comments below. It may help someone save a wasted journey in these dangerous conditions. Some of the best schools in Essex have managed to remain open, which is always good news for working parents.

11th February 2013

We are not currently aware of any school closures resulting from the overnight snow.

21st January 2013

The following 83 schools in and around Essex (some Herts schools too) are shut on Monday 21st January 2013 (updated 8am on 21/1/13). NB. we can provide no guarantees of the accuracy of this list – do call the school to double check first. Data sourced from schools, Radio and other sources:

  1. The Alderton Junior and Infants School, Loughton
  2. Arlesdene Nursery, Cheshunt
  3. Arthur Bugler Infants and Junior School, Stanford Le Hope
  4. Ashingdon Pre School – Opening at 9.30am
  5. Baddow Hall Infants and Juniors School.
  6. Bonneygrove Primary School, Cheshunt
  7. Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School (external exams taking place as normal)
  8. The Bromfords School, Wickford
  9. Broxbourne C of E Primary
  10. Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School
  11. The Chauncy School, Ware
  12. Chelmer Valley High School
  13. Chigwell Primary School
  14. Chigwell Row Infant School
  15. Children Support Service, Copford and Mile End, Colchester
  16. Christ Church (C of E) V A Primary & Nursery, Ware
  17. Churchgate Primary School, Harlow
  18. Church Langley Primary School, Harlow
  19. Colchester Royal Grammar School (Closed other than for external exams)
  20. Cressing Primary School, Cressing, Braintree
  21. De La Salle School, Basildon
  22. Deneholm Primary, Little Thurrock
  23. Dunmow St Mary’s Primary, Great Dunmow
  24. Fawbert & Barnard Infants’ Primary, Sawbridgeworth
  25. Flamstead End Primary, Cheshunt
  26. Forres Primary School, Hoddesdon
  27. Friars Grove Primary School, Colchester OPENING 10AM
  28. Furze Infant School, Chadwell Heath
  29. Gilberd School, Highwoods, Colchester
  30. Glenwood School, New Thundersley, Benfleet
  31. Goffs School, Cheshunt (Open for students taking public exams)
  32. Grays Convent High School, Grays
  33. Grays School Media Arts College, Grays
  34. Harlowbury Primary School, Old Harlow
  35. Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre, Dunmow
  36. Henry Moore Primary School, Church Langley, Harlow
  37. Hereward Primary School, Loughton
  38. Heybridge and Braintree Children’s Support Service
  39. High Wych C of E Primary, Sawbridgeworth
  40. Hillmead Primary, Bishop’s Stortford
  41. Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, Harlow
  42. Hunsdon JMI Primary, Ware
  43. Kids Academy Nursery, Chelmsford
  44. Laindon Park Primary and Nursery School, Basildon
  45. Lambourne Primary School, Abridge
  46. Limes Farm Infants and Nursery, Chigwell
  47. Limes Farm Junior School, Chigwell
  48. Little Treasures Pre-School, Harlow
  49. Matching Green C of E Primary School
  50. Milwards Primary School and Nursery, Harlow
  51. The Mountfitchet Mathematics and Computing College, Stansted Mountfitchet
  52. Mucky Pups Pre-School, Ashingdon
  53. Nazeing Primary School, Nazeing
  54. Newport Free Grammar School, Saffron Walden (Open for exams only)
  55. Parklands Infants School, Romford
  56. Pioneer School, Basildon
  57. Pinewood School, Ware
  58. Plume School, Maldon (exams still taking place)
  59. Presdales, Ware (exams still taking place at 1pm)
  60. Puller Memorial C of E Voluntary Aided Primary, Ware
  61. Sheering Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School
  62. Sheredes Secondary School, Hoddesdon
  63. St Andrew’s C of E Primary School, North Weald
  64. St Augustine’s Catholic Primary, Hoddesdon
  65. St George the Martyr Pre-school, Brentwood
  66. St John’s Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School, Buckhurst Hill
  67. St. John Fisher Catholic Primary School, Loughton
  68. St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School, Chelmsford (Open for exams only)
  69. St. Mark’s Catholic School, Harlow
  70. St Mary’s Church of England VA High, Cheshunt
  71. Stebbing Primary School, Stebbing, Great Dunmow
  72. Summercroft Primary School, Bishop’s Stortford
  73. Tany’s Dell Primary, Harlow
  74. Thorley Hill Primary School, Bishop’s Stortford
  75. Thorn Grove Primary, Bishop’s Stortford
  76. Treetops School, Grays
  77. Trinity St Mary’s C of E Primary School, South Woodham Ferrers
  78. Upshire Primary Foundation School, Waltham Abbey
  79. Water Lane Primary School, Harlow
  80. The Westborough School, Westcliff on Sea
  81. Whitmore Primary and Nursery, Basildon
  82. William Martin Infants and Junior School, Harlow
  83. Woodside Academy, Grays

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