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 STOKE-ON-TRENT, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS, SOUTH CHESHIRE

Staffordshire schools close due to snow and ice


Several schools in Staffordshire have shut their doors today, due to snow, ice and freezing temperatures.


More snow fell in the north of the county overnight, leading to difficult conditions on many school sites.


So far, more than 30 have taken the decision to close and have been informing their parents via text, email and school websites. Staff on school sites will now be working hard to clear sites in time for tomorrow.


County Councillor Jonathan Price, Cabinet Member for Education said: “We’re seeing quite a few schools close their doors due to the bad weather. The north of the county generally sees the worst of any inclement weather, which is why the schools that are closed are mainly in the Staffordshire Moorlands.


“Schools make their own decisions whether to close due to inclement weather, basing their decisions on conditions on the school site and surrounding area and in the interests of the health and safety of pupils and staff on site.”


A list of schools that have notified Staffordshire County Council they are currently closed can also be found at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/schoolclosure.

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