Schools closed today due to snow

MORE than 20 schools have been closed today due to the bad weather.

Bin collections have been suspended and residents are asked to bring their bins back in and put them out on the next scheduled bin collection day.

Council staff have been gritting all of the designated routes across Bolton.

The gritting vehicles cover 510km of roads. Ploughs are deployed where snow is 2.5cm deep or greater.

The decision to close a school is taken by the headteacher in consideration of the individual circumstances at their own premises.

Parents are urged to contact the school directly for the most up-to-date information.

The schools that have closed so far are:

• Alexandra Nursery ( Nursery side provision closed but the day care side is still open at present)
• Brandwood
• Brownlow Fold
• Chorley New Road
• Claypool
• Eatock
• Harper Green
• Highfield
Horwich Parish
Ladybridge Primary
• Lever Park
• Lord St
Lostock
• Markland Hill
• Moorgate
• Mytham
• Our Lady of Lourdes
• Oxford Grove
• Pikes Lane
• Queensbridge
• Red Lane
• Rivington & Blackrod High
• St Bartholomews

  • St Catherine’s Horwich
  • St Pauls Academy

• St Ethelberts
• St Georges
• St Joseph’s High
• St Josephs Halliwell
• St Mary’s Horwich
• St Matthews Bolton
• St Thomas Halliwell
Westhoughton High

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9:27am Mon 21 Jan 13

William2701 says...

Strange how some schools close whilst others in the vicinity remain open. Some of the schools who were rediculously quick to close on Friday are actually open today, and there is more snow about than there was then.
Strange how some schools close whilst others in the vicinity remain open. Some of the schools who were rediculously quick to close on Friday are actually open today, and there is more snow about than there was then. William2701
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10:07am Mon 21 Jan 13

macauley says...

are teachers to soft.
are teachers to soft. macauley
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10:20am Mon 21 Jan 13

myfanwy7 says...

macauley wrote:
are teachers to soft.
No - but parents are too quick to blame schools and sue if their kids get hurt. This has brought about a culture over-sensitive to health and safety which leaves head teachers with little choice
[quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: are teachers to soft.[/p][/quote]No - but parents are too quick to blame schools and sue if their kids get hurt. This has brought about a culture over-sensitive to health and safety which leaves head teachers with little choice myfanwy7
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10:38am Mon 21 Jan 13

xxenigmaxx says...

I find it very strange that some schools within distance of one another have not closed, although I do believe its down to the Head of school to make the decision to do so. My daughter as over an hrs walk to take my grand daughter to school with a 3 year old in tow and that's 1 way on a good day so doing so on a day like today is terrible. Trying to book a taxi or pre-book a taxi you are met with the same excuses and the same answer NO! We have to look at the safety of our own children first and their health,
I find it very strange that some schools within distance of one another have not closed, although I do believe its down to the Head of school to make the decision to do so. My daughter as over an hrs walk to take my grand daughter to school with a 3 year old in tow and that's 1 way on a good day so doing so on a day like today is terrible. Trying to book a taxi or pre-book a taxi you are met with the same excuses and the same answer NO! We have to look at the safety of our own children first and their health, xxenigmaxx
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10:51am Mon 21 Jan 13

brian jones says...

I don't believe this has anything to do with the compensation culture at all, or there would be rules and regulations in place. It wouldn't be left to the head's discretion. I assume the teachers at these schools will still be going in and can get lots of work done in peace and quiet? Right?
I don't believe this has anything to do with the compensation culture at all, or there would be rules and regulations in place. It wouldn't be left to the head's discretion. I assume the teachers at these schools will still be going in and can get lots of work done in peace and quiet? Right? brian jones
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12:16pm Mon 21 Jan 13

boydell says...

xxenigmaxx wrote:
I find it very strange that some schools within distance of one another have not closed, although I do believe its down to the Head of school to make the decision to do so. My daughter as over an hrs walk to take my grand daughter to school with a 3 year old in tow and that's 1 way on a good day so doing so on a day like today is terrible. Trying to book a taxi or pre-book a taxi you are met with the same excuses and the same answer NO! We have to look at the safety of our own children first and their health,
I cannot understand why anyone would want to walk for an hour with a toddler in tow to a school. Unless the school child is sitting important exams I would not bother. A couple of days without going to school is hardly going to affect the childs whole life.
I know that when I was kept off school due to severe snowy weather my mother used to insist that I done a bit of reading, writing and spelling and then I was allowed to go out and play in the snow. Young mothers take heed ...it is not the end of the world because their child misses a few days of schooling, enjoy the snow with them instead of moaning about it !!!
[quote][p][bold]xxenigmaxx[/bold] wrote: I find it very strange that some schools within distance of one another have not closed, although I do believe its down to the Head of school to make the decision to do so. My daughter as over an hrs walk to take my grand daughter to school with a 3 year old in tow and that's 1 way on a good day so doing so on a day like today is terrible. Trying to book a taxi or pre-book a taxi you are met with the same excuses and the same answer NO! We have to look at the safety of our own children first and their health,[/p][/quote]I cannot understand why anyone would want to walk for an hour with a toddler in tow to a school. Unless the school child is sitting important exams I would not bother. A couple of days without going to school is hardly going to affect the childs whole life. I know that when I was kept off school due to severe snowy weather my mother used to insist that I done a bit of reading, writing and spelling and then I was allowed to go out and play in the snow. Young mothers take heed ...it is not the end of the world because their child misses a few days of schooling, enjoy the snow with them instead of moaning about it !!! boydell
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12:48pm Mon 21 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

It brings back memories of the good old days,five mile walk to school,up hill both ways,up to our knees in snow, nowt on our feet,hungry.Give me a choice of a nice warm SUV to get to school or the old way,no contest.The good thing back then you didn't see to many obese children.
It brings back memories of the good old days,five mile walk to school,up hill both ways,up to our knees in snow, nowt on our feet,hungry.Give me a choice of a nice warm SUV to get to school or the old way,no contest.The good thing back then you didn't see to many obese children. boltonnut
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6:38pm Mon 21 Jan 13

ziggyboo22 says...

Some teachers don't live locally and have to travel a long way to school, if there is a shortage of staff then the head will need to close the school and also take into consideration health and safety regulations that weren't in plavce when a lot of us were kids, Wont do parents any harm looking after there own kids for a few extra days, get out in the snow and have fun :)
Some teachers don't live locally and have to travel a long way to school, if there is a shortage of staff then the head will need to close the school and also take into consideration health and safety regulations that weren't in plavce when a lot of us were kids, Wont do parents any harm looking after there own kids for a few extra days, get out in the snow and have fun :) ziggyboo22
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7:28pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Citizen Cane says...

Teachers should think about that before taking a remote job. If they don't turn up then they shouldn't be paid - after all they are role models aren't they?
Teachers should think about that before taking a remote job. If they don't turn up then they shouldn't be paid - after all they are role models aren't they? Citizen Cane
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7:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

ohboltonweloveu says...

this is how roads and bus routes should be,,,,
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9:06pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Do watt says...

Here's an idea... If a school closes for a day due to bad weather, then it stays open for a day later in the school holidays.
Here's an idea... If a school closes for a day due to bad weather, then it stays open for a day later in the school holidays. Do watt
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10:45pm Mon 21 Jan 13

macauley says...

three schools out of 4 within spitting distance of each other in little lever stay open,can some one tell me why this is.?
three schools out of 4 within spitting distance of each other in little lever stay open,can some one tell me why this is.? macauley
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12:10am Tue 22 Jan 13

brian jones says...

Lots of people don't live locally to their workplaces, but they still have to get there. Why should teachers be any different? If you know the weather's bad, get up and set off a bit earlier.
Lots of people don't live locally to their workplaces, but they still have to get there. Why should teachers be any different? If you know the weather's bad, get up and set off a bit earlier. brian jones
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