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Latest Somerset school closures due to snow - Thursday, January 24

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: January 24, 2013

See the links below for the latest school closure announcements

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Several schools in Somerset have already announced that they will remain closed for a second day due to snow and ice problems today.

Around 120 schools and colleges shut yesterday after snow fell on many parts of the county, and further announcements are expected this morning as traffic and travel disruption continues.

This is Somerset will be constantly updating this story over the next few hours, and the latest information is also available via the links below.

West Somerset College in Minehead has announced it is closed to Year 9 students, but open to Years 10-13 providing it is safe to travel. All exams scheduled for today will take place as normal.

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Cutcombe School and Timberscombe School have both announced closures due to safety concerns caused by snow and falling trees.

Selworthy School in Taunton will also stay shut due to snow and ice, while Stogursey Church of England Primary School won't open because it is without heating.

Hugh Sexey Middle School will also be closed following yesterday morning's fire which broke out in the roof of the building.

Councils are providing latest emergency closure information on their websites. Click the links below for all the latest announcements. Pages may be slow to load during busy times.


Somerset County Council school closures / restricted opening information

North Somerset Council school closures / restricted opening information

Bath and North East Somerset Council school closures / restricted opening information

A Somerset County Council spokesman said: "Head teachers and governing bodies are responsible for the day to day management of their schools, and this applies to academies to an even greater extent as they are independent of the county council.

"Each head teacher is best placed to determine whether their school can operate with the staff that have been able make the journey in and the condition of the school site.

"Head teachers are fully aware of the need to try and open their schools as they understand how frustrating it is for parents to find child care at short notice, however they need to ensure that they have enough staff to care for those children who are in school safely."

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