Severe weather and school closure update
Published Wednesday 1 December 2010
Some primary schools in Edinburgh are to re-open today. All 4th-6th year pupils should attend all secondary schools with the exception of Queensferry High School which is closed.
With colder temperatures and more snow expected, the situation remains changeable so parents are urged to continue checking the Council's website and Radio Forth for updates.
Councillor Robert Aldridge, Environment Leader, said: "I want to thank everyone for their patience. With such a lot of snow falling in such a short space of time, it's inevitably going to take some time to clear residential streets and restore other services to normal. I also want to thank those people who have been good neighbours to vulnerable people and the Council staff who have been working flat out to keep the city moving."
All school staff should report to work. If staff cannot report to their usual place of work then they should go to the nearest City of Edinburgh Council school.
The following secondary schools will be closed today:
Queensferry High School
All other secondary schools will be open for 4th-6th year pupils today (but closed to 1st-3rd year pupils) - all secondary pupils should bring a packed lunch. Pupils who get transport from Ratho, Kirknewton and Livingston to Balerno High School should not attend as transport is unavailable.
The following primary schools will re-open today:
James Gillespie's Primary School (nursery closed)
Gylemuir (nursery closed)
Leith Primary School
Lorne Primary School
St Mary's Primary School (nursery closed)
The following nurseries will re-open today:
All special schools with remain closed with the exception of the Panmure St Ann's service.
All City of Edinburgh Council community centres will re-open with the exception of Ratho, Roseberry Hall, Inch, Jack Kane, Bingham and Magdalene.
Anyone looking to attend external events normally hosted in schools, e.g. councillor surgeries or community groups, should check if they are going ahead. Day and evening adult education classes are cancelled for the rest of the week.
All Child and Family centres will be open with a reduced service. Please contact the centres direct for information.