City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh City Council School Closures (Thursday 2 Dec)

By edg - Posted on 01 December 2010

Car snowed under - St A's Day

Some may be feeling highly exasperated at this stage, but many children will be having a fourth snow day tomorrow Thursday (2 December) as Edinburgh services continue to be disrupted by the unprecedented snowfall and icey conditions.

Although not all children are attending school, the council is continuing to keep all schools open for staff. Teachers and staff are being asked to report to work, even if they cannot report to their usual place of work, in which case then they should go to the nearest Council run school (except Prestonfield Primary).

With colder temperatures and more snow expected the situation remains changeable. This is the Council's latest update for tomorrow's schools and services (at 4pm).

Secondary Schools

Leith Academy will be open for all pupils (S1-S6). All other secondary schools will be open for 4th-6th year pupils on Thursday.

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 on Wednesday because of transport issues – all S4-S6 should attend tomorrow.

School meals are available

There are 23 secondary schools in total.

Primary Schools

The following 30 (of 87) primary schools will be open on Thursday:

  • Balgreen
  • Broomhouse
  • Broughton
  • Bruntsfield
  • Corstorphine
  • Craigentinny (Nursery closed)
  • Craiglockhart
  • Dalry
  • Flora Stevenson
  • Forthview
  • Granton
  • Gylemuir (Nursery closed)
  • Hermitage Park
  • James Gillespies (Nursery closed)
  • Leith (Nursery closed)
  • Leith Walk (Nursery closed)
  • Lorne
  • Murrayburn (Nursery closed, language classes closed)
  • Preston Street
  • Roseburn (Nursery closed)
  • Sciennes
  • Sighthill (Nursery closed)
  • St Mary's RC - Edin
  • St Mary's RC - Leith
  • Stockbridge
  • Tollcross
  • Towerbank
  • Trinity
  • Victoria
  • Wardie

School meals are available for all primaries except Leith Walk Primary - pupils there should bring a packed lunch

The rest will remain closed

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
  • Tynecastle NS
  • Calderglen NS
  • Balgreen NS
  • Stanwell NS
  • Cameron House NS
  • St Leonard's NS

Other Council nurseries are closed.

Community Centres

The following City of Edinburgh Council community centres will be closed:

  • Ratho
  • Roseberry Hall
  • Inch
  • Jack Kane
  • Bingham
  • Castleview
  • Magdalene Rannoch
  • Kirkliston
  • Norwood Wing
  • Craigmount Wing
  • Juniper Green

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.


This information was supplied by 4pm on 1st December by Edinburgh City Council.

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