Greater Manchester school closures today due to snow amid weather warnings

Schools in Rochdale and Oldham are among those to announce closures.

A number of schools have announced closures in Greater Manchester on Friday morning (10 March 2023) as snow hit the city-region - with more warnings for snow and ice from the Met Office today.

Edgar Wood academy and Hopwood Hall college in Rochdale tweeted they will close today, with college buses not running in the bad weather, while more than 20 schools in Oldham are shut due to the weather and poor travel conditions.

These include: Buckstones Primary School; Beal Vale Primary School; Radclyffe School; Westwood Primary Academy; Woodhouses Voluntary Primary School; Hathershaw College Academy; Glodwick Infant School; Coppice Primary Academy; Hey with Zion Primary School; Greenfield Primary School; Lyndhurst Primary School; Littlemoor Primary School; Limehurst Primary School; Roundthorn Community Primary School; Oasis Academy; Medlock Valley Community Primary; SS Aidan & Oswald R.C. Primary School; St Anne’s C.E. Primary School, Lydgate; Royton Hall Primary School; The Blue Coat C.E. School; St Thomas Werneth Primary School; St Thomas Leesfield CoE Primary School; St Paul’s C.E. Primary School; St Patrick’s R.C. Primary School; St Mary’s C.E. Primary School, Greenfield;St Mary’s C.E. Primary High Crompton; St Mary’s C.E. Primary High Crompton and St Martin’s C.E. Primary School.

Parents are advised to check directly with individual schools this morning before heading off.

National Highways has issued a “severe weather alert” for snow covering the North West until 8am on Friday, where motorists have been warned not to drive unless their journey is essential.

The Met Office amber snow alert for England lasts until noon on Friday. The weather is expected to clear by the end of Friday, before then being replaced by another low pressure system, leading to a further yellow snow and ice warning for much of northern England and Scotland from 3pm on Saturday to 6am on Sunday.