Twenty two schools closed by bad weather

Areas of St Helens affected by the snowfall'St Helens town hall
Areas of St Helens affected by the snowfall'St Helens town hall

SCHOOLS across St Helens have been forced to close by the extreme weather.

Heads been an early decision to shut 22 schools across the borough.

The full list of affected schools is:

* Ashurst Primary School

* Broadoak Primary School

* Chapel End Billinge

* Eccleston Mere Primary School

* Grange Valley Primary School

* Holy Spirit Primary School

* Longton Lane Primary School

* Legh Vale Primary School

* Mill Green

* Merton Bank

* Rainford Brook Lodge Community Primary School

* Robins Lane Primary School

* St Anne’s Primary School Sutton (The year five class trip is to be postponed)

* St Austin’s Primary School

* St Bartholomew’s Primary School

* St Cuthbert’s Community College

* St Mary’s & St. Thomas’

* St Aidens

* St Theresa’s Primary School, Clock Face

* Sutton Academy

* Sutton Oak

* Thatto Heath Community Primary School

However, education chiefs a numbers of schools had managed to stay open.

They are:

* Blackbrook St Mary’s Primary School will be open as normal, however parents will be given the option to collect their children at 2.30pm.

* Bleak Hill Primary School

* Cowley International College

* Garswood Primary School

* Holy Cross Primary School have advised parents that they will be closing at 11am

* Hope Academy

* Newton Primary

* Rainford High School - open today and buses are running as normal

* Rectory Primary School

* Rivington Primary School is open this morning with registers staying open until 10am

* Sherdley Primary school

* St Helens College

* St Peter and St Pauls

* Thatto Heath Primary School

* Queens Park School will be open for those who can get there safely. You may collect your child from 1pm in case the weather deteriorates or freezes over.