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SNOW: School closures

A number of schools are closed as the 'Beast from the East' hits the North West.

See below for a list of confirmed school closures.


  • Blessed Trinity RC College
  • Briercliffe Primary School
  • Burnley Lowerhouse Junior School
  • Burnley St James' Lanehead Church of England Primary School
  • Burnley St Peter's Church of England Primary School
  • Hameldon Community College
  • Igtenhill Nursery School
  • Sir John Thursby Community College
  • Accrington Green Haworth Church of England School
  • Accrington Huncoat Primary School
  • Accrington Lea Royd Nursery School
  • Acrrington St Peter's Church of England Primary School
  • Accrington Woodnook Primary School
  • Balderstone St Leonard's Church of England Primary School
  • Bolton by Bowland CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Brennand's Endowed Primary School
  • Broadfield Specialist School for Sen (Cognition and Learning)
  • Gisburn Primary School
  • Great Harwood St Bartholomew's Parish CofE Va Primary School
  • Gridleton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Oswaldtwistle School
  • Oswaldtwistle White Ash School
  • Sabden Primary School
  • St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Osbaldeston
  • St Oswald's Roman Catholic Primary School, Accrington
  • The Hollins
  • Thorneyholme Roman Catholic Primary School, Dunsop Bridge
  • Barnoldswick Coates Lane Primary School
  • Barnoldswick CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School
  • Brierfield Woodfield Nursery School
  • Hendon Brook School
  • Laneshaw Bridge Primary School
  • Lomeshaye Junior School
  • Marsden Community Primary School
  • Nelson Walverden Primary School
  • Reedley Primary School
  • St John Fisher and Thomas More Roman Catholic High School, Colne
  • St Francis' Catholic Primary School. Goosnargh
  • Alder Grange School
  • Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School
  • Bacup Holy Trinity Stacksteads Church of England Primary School
  • Bacup St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Balladen Community Primary School
  • Haslingden Hillside Nursery School
  • Haslingden St James Church of England Primary School
  • Sharneyford Primary School
  • St Anne's Edgeside Church of England Primary School
  • St James-the-Less Roman Catholic Primary School. Rawtenstall
  • St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School. Stacksteads. Bacup
  • St Mary's Rawtenstall Church of England Primary School
  • St Paul's Church of England Primary School, Rawtenstall
  • St Peter's Roman Catholic Primary School. Newchurch
  • Water Primary School


  • Elleray Park School, Wirral
  • Foxfield School, Wirral
  • Abbot's Lea School, Woolton
  • Upton Hall, Wirral

Greater Manchester:

  • Prestwich Arts College
  • Waterhead Academy, Oldham
  • Crompton Primary School, Oldham
  • Alexandra Park School, Oldham
  • Buckton Vale Primary, Stalybridge


  • Park Lane School, Macclesfield

School in desperate need of repair says Stockport head

Fears for future of crumbling schools Credit: PA

Local authorities across the region are blaming Government cuts on the appalling condition of some of their school buildings.

The head of Didsbury Road Primary in Stockport Lee Hardy says his school desperately needs rebuilding.

But a 120- million pound black hole in funding means they're forced to put up with costly repairs instead


Thousands in North West stage day of strike action

Public sector workers say they are the forgotten army which provides vital services like teaching, waste collection, firefighting and protecting the vulnerable.

Today many thousands of them took to the streets right across our region in a strike over their pay.

The Government says striking only disrupts people's lives. Many parents left to cover childcare say it's unfair.

Our correspondent Rachel Townsend reports:

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