Sheffield school closures LIVE: Snow day for pupils as ‘Beast from the East 2’ hits

More and more schools have announced they are closing their doors for the day after snow hit Sheffield overnight.

By Sophie Wills
Monday, 8th February 2021, 7:51 am
Children enjoy a day off school with some sledging (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)

It comes as the Met Office sounds an ‘amber’ weather warning for snow for the city along with other parts of northern England which will stay in place until Wednesday (February 10).

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Schools are currently open under the national lockdown for children of keyworkers and vulnerable children- but many are shutting up shop as more snowfall is expected from 8am until 11pm tonight.

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Sheffield school closures LIVE: Snow day for pupils as ‘Beast from the East 2’ hits

Last updated: Monday, 08 February, 2021, 09:51

  • School closures and delated openings across city due to snow 
  • Met Office sounds ‘amber’ weather warning for Sheffield and surrounding area 
  • Lack of transport and snow on roads causing difficulties

CLOSURE: Rowan School

School closed due to transport.

CLOSURE: Norfolk Park School

Due to adverse weather and no school transport, Norfolk Park School has closed.


“School will be open at 10am today,  this may change due to the weather, please only send your child in if it is absolutely necessary.”

DELAYED OPENING: Marcliffe Primary School

Marlcliffe Primary will open at 10am today to allow staff time to arrive in the snow. Zoom lessons at usual times.

Hour-by-hour forecast

According to the Met Office, snowfall is due to start again at 8am this morning and could continue into tonight. The warning is in place until Wednesday so it’s likely more school closures will follow. Check out the hour-by-hour forecast here

Hour-by-hour weather forecast in Sheffield as Met Office issues amber warning of snow

More snow is forecast for Sheffield today as Storm Darcy or 'Beast from the East 2' makes its way to the UK.

DELAYED OPENING: Gleadless Primary School

Gleadless Primary School is opening at 9.30am today to children of priority key workers.

CLOSURE: Silverdale School

The Silverdale School building is closed due to the heavy snow forecast, but remote learning continues.

DELAYED OPENING: Norfolk Park school

Norfolk Park School will be open at 10am to pupils and 9.30am for staff today, said Sheffield City Council.

CLOSURE: Abbey Lane Primary School

Abbey Lane Primary School is closed due to weather conditions, Sheffield City Council has confirmed.

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