Cardiff Council has advised all schools to close to pupils and staff on Friday 2nd March.The Met Office has updated its forecast for today and tomorrow and has issued a Red Warning, the highest risk level, effective from 3.00pm today until 2.00am tomorrow, Friday 2 March. The forecast states:“A spell of heavy snow and blizzard conditions is expected. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to severe drifting. Some places could also see significant ice build up due to freezing rain from later on Thursday evening.”Therefore the Headteacher and Chair of Governors have followed the advice from the local authority and have made the decision to close the school on Friday 2nd March.Further information will be provided via the school’s website, Twitter and Facebook page in relation to arrangements for Monday 5th March.
Cardiff Council has advised all schools to close to pupils and staff on Thursday 01 March.
Given the accuracy of the forecast to date and the known level of snow and disruption caused in other parts of the country, the advice received is that snow is likely to fall quickly and intensely. It is unlikely there will be sufficient time to arrange all transportation needs for pupils and for staff to get home safely if a decision is left until lunchtime tomorrow. Therefore, the Headteacher and Chair of Governors have followed the advice of the local authority and have made the decision to close the school for tomorrow in the first instance.
There is every probability that schools will also need to close on Friday 02 March, but please check our website / facebook / twitter for updates.