Shropshire and Mid Wales schools shut after weekend snow

By Ian Harvey | Education | Published:

A number of Shropshire and and Mid Wales schools were shut today after the weekend's snow and ice.

Snow on the A442 in Leegomery at the weekend

It comes as drivers were warned to take care on icy roads, with temperatures hovering below freezing and the Met Office issuing a yellow warning for ice from 7pm tonight until 9am on Tuesday.

It said ice is likely to form where untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths are left wet after snow melts during the day, or partly melted snow refreezes, and where wintry showers occur overnight.

In Shropshire today, Newcastle Primary School, St George's Primary School in Clun, Farlow CE Primary School and Bishops Castle Community College were shut.

In Powys about 40 school were closed but at 8am no schools in Telford & Wrekin were reported to be shut. See below for the full list of Powys school closures.

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Through the day temperatures are set to recover slightly, with plenty of sunshine and light winds it will feel noticeably less cold, with a maximum temperature of 4°C.

Watch the latest weather forecast:

Monday mid-morning forecast 19/03/18

It will turn cloudier through Monday evening with perhaps an odd wintry shower over the hills. A widespread frost is forecast overnight as clear spells return, with a minimum temperature of -5°C.


Another fine day is expected on Tuesday after a frosty start. There will be plenty of sunshine but it still be rather chilly, with the possibility of one or two light showers in the afternoon. The maximum temperature will be 7°C.

Powys school closures

Secondary Schools

Brecon High School

Builth Wells High School

Caereinion High School

Llandrindod High School

Llanfyllin High School

Llanidloes High School

Newtown High School - John Beddoes Campus

Newtown High School - Newtown Campus

Welshpool High School

Primary (including Junior and Infant) Schools

Banw C.P. School

Berriew C.P. School

Builth Wells C.P. School

Caersws C.P. School

Cradoc C.P. School

Hafren C.P. Junior School

Irfon Valley C.P. School

Ladywell Green Nursery & Infants School

Leighton C.P. School

Llanbister C.P. School

Llanelwedd C. in W. School

Llanerfyl C. in W. Foundation School

Llanidloes C.P. School

Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant C.P. School

Maesyrhandir C.P. School

Penygloddfa C.P. School

Radnor Valley C.P. School

Sennybridge C.P. School

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

St. Michael's C. in W. School

Welshpool CinW Primary School - Howell Drive Site

Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd

Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon

Ysgol Llanbrynmair

Ysgol Pennant

Ysgol Pontrobert

Ysgol Rhiw Bechan

Special Schools

Brynllywarch Hall School

Pupil Referral Unit - Mid/South Powys

Pupil Referral Unit - North Powys

Ysgol Cedewain

Ysgol Penmaes

Ian Harvey

By Ian Harvey

Shropshire Star Internet Editor based at the head office in Ketley, Telford


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