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A number of schools are closed and others are opening late as snow and ice hits the district

Sarah Bosley


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List of West Berkshire schools closed today

A number of schools across the district are closed today as snow and ice continues to cause problems across the area.

Several others are opening late to allow for safer journeys to and from school.

Below is a list as we have been told, but please check the West Berkshire Council website and with your school, for the most up to date information.

Schools opening later:

Woolton Hill Junior School - opening at 10am

Hungerford Primary School - opening at 10.30am

Brightwalton - 12.45pm - please have lunch before coming to school

St Joseph's - opening at 10am

Stockcross - opening at 1pm

Streatley - opening at 1pm

Willink - opening at 9.40am

Welford and Wickham - opening at 1pm

Whitelands Park - opening at 10am

Schools currently closed:







Hampstead Norreys




Parsons Down Infants and Junior Schools


St Martin's

Thatcham Park


Castle School

The Downs School

The Ilsleys

The Clere

Park House

John O'Gaunt

Please note this is not a comprehensive list and you should check with your school or local authority for official confirmation. Please also let us know if you know of any others not on the list.

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  • bruin the bear

    19/03/2018 - 13:01

    why do schools close when it snows?


    • Tommy

      19/03/2018 - 18:06

      A lot of today's namby pamby Health & Safety rules along with the Compensation culture probably has a lot to do with it. Imagine the furore if little Wayne slipped up in the snow & bumped his head in the playground !!


      • Bombey

        20/03/2018 - 09:09

        I'm guessing you'd just tell Tommy Jnr to stop crying or you'd give him something to really cry about...


    • Justin S

      19/03/2018 - 17:05

      Is this a cracker joke ?


  • philjay2

    19/03/2018 - 09:09

    As I drove in from Highclere to Greenham this morning at 8am it was noticeable that the A343 was free of ice and snow right up to the West Berks border when it suddenly thickened despite the traffic density being higher. Could Hampshire be blessed with a more benign climate or could it be just that HCC gritted the roads and WBC did not.