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Swansea school closures due to snow

By V_Jones  |  Posted: January 18, 2013

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8.50am: The following Swansea schools are closed to staff and pupils due to snow.

Primary schools:

Brynhyfryd Junior

Birchgrove Primary

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Bishopston Primary

Blaenymaes Primary

Brynmill Primary

Burlais Primary

Casllwchwr Primary

Cila Primary

Clase Primary

Clwyd Community Primary

Clydach Primary

Craigcefnparc Primary

Craigfelen Primary

Crwys Primary

Cwm Glas Primary

Cwmrhydyceirw Primary

Danygraig Primary

Dunvant Primary

Gendros Primary

Glais Primary

Glyncollen Primary

Gorseinon Primary

Gowerton Primary

Grange Primary

Gwyrosydd Primary

Hendrefoilan Primary

Knelston Primary

Llangyfelach Primary

Llanrhidian Primary

Mayals Primary

Morriston Primary

Newton Primary

Oystermouth Primary

Parkland Primary

Penclawdd Primary

Pengelli Primary

Penllergaer Primary

Pennard Primary

Pentrechwyth Primary

Pentre'r Graig Primary

Pen y Fro Primary

Penyrheol Primary

Plasmarl Primary

Pontarddulais Primary

Pontlliw Primary

Pontybrenin Primary

Portmead Primary

Sea View Community Primary

Sketty Primary

St Helen's Primary

St Thomas Community Primary

Talycopa Primary

Terrace Road Primary

Townhill Community Primary

Trallwn Primary

Waun Wen Primary

Waunarlwydd Primary

Whitestone Primary

Welsh Medium Primary Schools/Ysgolion Cynradd Cymraeg:

YGG Bryniago

YGG Brynymor

YGG Felindre

YGG Gellionnen

YGG Lon-Las

YGG Pontybrenin

YGG Tan-y-lan

YGG Tirdeunaw

YG Y Cwm

YGG Y Login Fach

Voluntary Aided Primary Schools/Ysgolion Cynradd Gwirfoddol a Gynorthwyir:

Christchurch Ch in Wales

St Illtyd's RC Primary

St Joseph's Cathedral Primary

St Joseph's Catholic Primary

Comprehensive Schools/Ysgolion Cyfun:

Open to exam pupils only: Ysgol Gyfun Bryn Tawe, Bishop Gore, Olchfa, Bishop Vaughan Catholic Comprehensive

Open to A Level pupils: Gowerton, Morriston Comprehensive

Closed:

Birchgrove Comprehensive

Bishopston Comprehensive

Cefn Hengoed Community

Dylan Thomas Community

Gowerton

Penyrheol Comprehensive

Pontarddulais Comprehensive

Pentrehafod

Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr

Special Schools/Ysgolion Arbennig:

Ysgol Crug Glas

Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn

The Primary Education Centre Arfryn

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  • BossHogg  |  January 19 2013, 12:37AM

    Excellent reporting skills shown here - Copy and Paste from Swansea Council website. Must try that...

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  • leighrichards  |  January 18 2013, 3:30PM

    contrary to reports life as we know it has not ended in swansea...indeed at the time of writing (3.30pm) there is very little snow on the ground...and what remains will soon be washed away by the forthcoming rain...but this has not stopped the joke that is first cyrmru withdrawing all its bus services in swansea after 6 pm this evening.....this surely must be the last straw for this company? as it is you cannot get a bus in swansea anywhere on a sunday after 7pm..now they are breaking their own contract by summairly withdrawing all services in swansea this evening when there is manifestly no need for this.....the local council and the welsh government have to step in and take the contract to operate a bus service in swansea off worst cymru....er i mean first cymru...as this greedy private company clearly has utter contempt for bus users in swansea...

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  • DDTrebs  |  January 18 2013, 1:33PM

    The problem we have is that we normally only have snow for a few days a year or even every couple of years. But when it does come, combined with a wet climate it causes problems for everyone. If we were living in a country such as Austria, we would be used to driving in such conditions, we would have to have winter tyres by law and buildings would be designed with snow in mind. We probably only have a limited number of snowploughs and gritters because we rarely need them.

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  • Penllergaer  |  January 18 2013, 12:19PM

    I agree with the two comments below, I was born in 1944 and not once did any of the schools I attended close due to snow.

  • siarad2  |  January 18 2013, 12:13PM

    People in the USA & Europe must laugh their socks off at us, a few inches of snow & we're brought to a stop. When did we become such wimps. I recall in 1947 kids still went to school, trudging a couple of miles through deep snow, even though there was no heating due to no coal, simply keeping their hats, coats & gloves on In 1962/3 we just drove on the snow, the biggest problem was finding petrol.

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  • Julesbreadbox  |  January 18 2013, 10:43AM

    A few centimetres of snow and everything grinds to a halt. Children would never learn a thing and teachers would have to longest holidays in the world if e.g. Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland etc.ect. went as mad about snow as the British.

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