Edinburgh City Council School Closures (Thursday 9 December)

Submitted by edg on Wed, 8 Dec '10 8.46pm

After a freezing night, slightly warmer temperatures of 1C or 2C are forecast in Edinburgh for Thursday with roads and pavements still icy.

Edinburgh City Council is maintaining the same advice to parents of recent days, for tomorrow (Thursday 9 December):

"Parents should make their own judgement about whether to send children to school as we understand that it may be very difficult to make the journey.  We want to see as many pupils as possible at school but absence because of snow difficulties will be recorded as authorised."

The Council is also reiterating its message to pupils and parents to get kitted out with warm boots and clothing.

"We are getting reports that some pupils are not dressing appropriately for the weather. Temperatures are forecast to drop very low over the next few days so we would advise that pupils should be wrapped up warm, even if they get transport or only cover a short distance to school."

All school lets and evening classes are cancelled until next week due to the freezing conditions.

The current situation (on Wednesday) is:

Secondary Schools

All secondary schools are set to open for S1-6 except:

  • Liberton High - open to S3-S6 pupils for the rest of the week - if your child is not attending (with exception S1-2), you should notify the school. All Liberton pupils should attend on Monday 13 December..

Primary Schools

The following primary schools will be closed tomorrow:

  • Prestonfield Primary
  • Murrayburn Primary
  • Ratho Primary

The following schools will open but please note:

  • Davidson's Mains Primary - no nursery class
  • Roseburn Primary - no nursery class
  • St Cuthbert's - no language class
  • St John Vianney - no nursery class, no breakfast club
  • Dean Park Primary School - no after school club at Balerno High this week

Special schools

The following schools set to are fully open:

  • Wellington
  • Gorgie Mills
  • Panmure St Ann's
  • Braidburn
  • Kaimes
  • Pilrig Park
  • Prospect Bank
  • Rowanfield
  • St Crispin's

The following schools are only open to pupils whose parents feel they can safely drop them off and collect them at the usual time.

  • Redhall
  • Oaklands

The following school is closed:

  • Woodlands


All nursery schools and child & family centres are set to open except Kirkliston which will be closed.

Community Centres

  • Inch
  • Bingham

All other community centres are operating normally, but with a limited programme. Please call centre for details.

School lets and adult education

All school lets have been cancelled until next week.

Daytime adult education classes and those delivered in community centres in the evening are operating normally. Evening classes in schools are cancelled for the remainder of the week. More on the adult education site.

Anyone looking to attend external events normally hosted in schools, e.g. councillor surgeries or community groups, should check if they are going ahead.

Further information

Severe weather updates

Edinburgh Transport