Severe weather update – Schools and Children & Families services
Thirty of Edinburgh's primary schools are set to open on Thursday and details about the status of other Children & Families services have been announced
While only some schools are open for pupils on Thursday, all schools are open for staff who 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. Staff should not go to Prestonfield Primary.
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.
Home to School contract bus companies will provide transport for registered students. This is of course subject to change if the weather impacts on the service.
The following is the current position:
Leith Academy will be open for all pupils (S1-S6). All other secondary schools will be open for 4th-6th year pupils on Thursday (all but Leith Acad closed for S1-S3).
Note change - Queensferry High will be open on Thursday for S4-S6.
Earlier today it was thought that Currie & Balerno High schools would have to close and a message to that effect was issued from the schools. We can confirm now that both schools will be open to S4-S6 pupils tomorrow.
Some Balerno High School pupils could not attend today because of transport issues - all S4-S6 should attend tomorrow.
School meals are be available
There are 23 secondary schools in total.
NOTE - BALGREEN PRIMARY IS OPEN TODAY
The following 30 (of 87) primary schools will be open on Thursday:
Craigentinny (Nursery closed)
Gylemuir (Nursery closed)
James Gillespies (Nursery closed)
Leith (Nursery closed)
Leith Walk (Nursery closed)
Murrayburn (Nursery closed, language classes closed)
Roseburn (Nursery closed)
Sighthill (Nursery closed)
St Mary's RC - Edin
St Mary's RC - Leith
The rest will remain closed
School meals are available for all primaries except Leith Walk Primary - pupils there should bring a packed lunch
All special schools with remain closed with the exception of the Panmure St Ann's service.
The following nurseries will be open on Thursday:
Cowgate Under 5's Centre
Cameron House NS
St Leonard 's NS
Other Council nurseries are closed.
The following City of Edinburgh Council community centres will be closed:
All other Council community centres will be open. Day and evening adult education classes are cancelled for the rest of the week.
Other Children & Families services
All Child and Family centres will be open with a reduced service. Please contact the centres direct for information.
Anyone looking to attend external events normally hosted in schools, e.g. councillor surgeries or community groups, should check if they are going ahead.NOTE - BALGREEN PRIMARY IS OPEN TODAY