More than 200 Suffolk schools announce full Tuesday closures due to snow

Christchurch Park was covered in a blanket of white after snow fell overnight. Picture: Sarah Lucy

Schools across Suffolk have confirmed they will be closed on Tuesday amid Storm Darcy - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Many schools across Suffolk have announced they will remain closed to all students on Tuesday as snow from Storm Darcy continues to fall.

Further snow showers are expected in the coming days, with temperatures forecast to remain low throughout the week.

The cold snap forced more than 200 schools in Suffolk to close on Monday. While most children are learning at home, children of key workers and vulnerable children have still been able to be taught in class.

Schools already confirmed to be closing on Tuesday are:

  • Abbots Green Academy
  • Abbot's Hall CP School, Stowmarket
  • Acton CEVCP School
  • Alde Valley Academy, Leiston
  • All Saints CEVCP School, Lawshall
  • All Saints Church of England Primary School, Laxfield
  • The Ashley School Academy Trust, Lowestoft
  • Bacton CP School
  • Barnby and North Cove Primary School
  • Barnham CEVCP School, Barnham
  • Barningham CEVCP School, Barningham
  • Barrow CEVCP School
  • Bawdsey CEVCP School, Bawdsey
  • Beaumont CP School, Hadleigh
  • Bentley CEVCP School, Bentley
  • Bedfield CEVCP School, Bedfield
  • Bildeston Primary School, Bildeston
  • Blundeston CEVCP School
  • Bramfield Church of England Primary School, Bramfield
  • Bramford CEVCP School, Bramford
  • Brampton Church of England Primary School, Brampton
  • The Bridge School, Ipswich
  • Bealings School
  • Boxford CEVCP School
  • Brooklands Primary School, Brantham
  • Bucklesham Primary School, Bucklesham
  • Bungay Primary School, Bungay
  • Bungay High School, Bungay
  • Bures CEVCP School
  • Capel St Mary CEVCP School, Ipswich
  • Carlton Colville Primary School, Carlton Colville 
  • Cavendish CEVCP School, Cavendish
  • Cedars Park CP School
  • Chalk Hill (formerly Hampden House PRU), Great Cornard
  • Charsfield CofE Primary School, Charsfield
  • Chelmondiston Church of England Primary School, Chelmondiston
  • Clare CP School
  • Claydon High School, Claydon
  • Claydon Primary School, Claydon
  • Clements Primary Academy, Haverhill
  • Cliff Lane Primary School, Ipswich
  • Clifford Road Primary School, Ipswich
  • Coldfair Green CP School, Knodishall
  • Combs Ford Primary School, Stowmarket
  • Copdock Primary School, Copdock
  • Corton CEVAP School
  • Crawford's CofE Primary School
  • Creeting St Mary CEVAP School, Creeting St Mary
  • Debenham High School
  • Dell Primary School, Lowestoft
  • Dennington CofE Primary School, Dennington 
  • Earl Soham CP School, Earl Soham
  • East Bergholt CEVCP School, East Bergholt
  • East Bergholt High School, East Bergholt
  • Edgar Sewter Primary School, Halesworth
  • Elm Tree Primary School, Lowestoft
  • Elmsett CEVCP School, Elmsett
  • Eyke Church of England Primary School, Eyke
  • Farlingaye High School
  • Felixstowe School, Felixstowe
  • Freeman CP School, Stowupland
  • Fressingfield Church of England Primary School, Fressingfield
  • Gislingham Church of England Primary School, Gislingham
  • Glade Academy, Brandon
  • Great Barton Church of England Primary Academy
  • Great Finborough CEVCP School
  • Great Whelnetham CofE Primary School, Great Whelnetham 
  • Grove Primary School, Lowestoft
  • Gunton Primary Academy, Lowestoft
  • Gusford Primary School, Ipswich
  • Hadleigh CP School, Hadleigh
  • Hadleigh High School
  • Halifax Primary School, Ipswich
  • Handford Hall Primary School, Ipswich
  • Hopton CEVCP School
  • The Harbour PRU, Lowestoft
  • Hartest Church of England Primary School
  • Helmingham CP School, Helmingham
  • Henley Primary School, Henley
  • Highfield Nursery School, Ipswich
  • Hintlesham and Chattisham Church of England Primary School
  • Holbrook Academy, Holbrook
  • Holbrook Primary School, Holbrook
  • Hollesley Primary School, Hollesley
  • Holton St Peter Primary School, Holton
  • Honington CEVCP School, Honington
  • Horringer Court Middle School
  • Hundon CP School
  • IES Breckland School
  • Ilketshall St Lawrence School, Ilketshall St Lawrence
  • Ickworth Park Primary School
  • Ixworth Church of England Primary School, Ixworth
  • Langer Primary Academy, Felixstowe
  • Lavenham CP School, Lavenham
  • The Limes Primary School, Lowestoft
  • Kelsale CEVCP School, Kelsale
  • Kersey CEVCP School, Kersey
  • Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy, Kessingland 
  • King Edward VI CEVC Upper School
  • Martlesham Primary Academy
  • Mendham Primary School, Mendham
  • Mendlesham CP School
  • Mellis Church of England Primary School, Mallis
  • Middleton CP School, Middleton
  • Mildenhall College Academy
  • Morland Church of England Primary School
  • Nacton Church of England Primary School, Nacton
  • Northfield St Nicholas Primary Academy, Lowestoft
  • Occold Primary School, Occold
  • Olive AP Academy - Suffolk (Central)
  • Old Warren House, Lowestoft
  • Orford CEVAP School, Orford
  • Otley Primary School, Otley
  • Oulton Broad Primary School, Lowestoft
  • Pakefield Primary School, Lowestoft
  • Pakefield School
  • Palgrave Church of England Primary School, Palgrave
  • Pot Kiln Primary School, Great Cornard
  • Priory School, Bury St Edmunds
  • Ranelagh Primary School, Ipswich
  • Rattlesden Church of England Primary Academy
  • Ravensmere Infant School
  • Ravenswood CP School, Ipswich
  • Red Oak Primary School
  • Rendlesham Primary School, Rendlesham
  • Ringshall School
  • Ringsfield Church of England Primary School, Ringsfield
  • Risby CEVCP School
  • Riverwalk School, Bury St Edmunds
  • Roman Hill Primary School, Lowestoft
  • Rougham CEVCP School
  • Reydon Primary School
  • Sandlings Primary School, Woodbridge
  • Saxmundham Primary School, Saxmundham
  • SET Beccles School, Beccles
  • SET Causton (junior school), Felixstowe
  • SET Ixworth School, Ixworth
  • SET Maidstone (infant school), Felixstowe
  • SET Saxmundham School, Saxmundham
  • Shotley CP School, Shotley
  • Sir John Leman High School, Beccles
  • Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School, Debenham
  • Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVAP School, Framlingham
  • Snape CP School, Snape
  • Somerleyton Primary School, Somerleyton 
  • Somersham Primary School, Somersham
  • Southwold Primary School, Southwold
  • Sproughton Church of England Primary School, Sproughton
  • St Alban's Catholic High School
  • St Benet's Catholic Primary School
  • St Botolph's CEVCP School, Botesdale
  • St Christopher's Church of England Primary School
  • St Edmundsbury CEVAP School
  • St Edmund's Primary School, Hoxne
  • St Margaret's Primary Academy
  • St Mark's Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich
  • St Mary's CEVCP School, Benhall
  • St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Hadleigh
  • St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Woodbridge
  • St Mary's RCP School
  • St Pancras' Catholic Primary School, Ipswich
  • St Peter and St Paul Church of England Primary School, Eye
  • Stanton CP School, Stanton
  • Stoke-by-Nayland Church of England Primary School
  • Stonham Aspal CEVAP School, Stonham Aspal
  • Stone Lodge Academy, Ipswich
  • Stour Valley Community School, Clare
  • Stowmarket High School, Stowmarket
  • Stradbroke Church of England Primary School, Stradbroke
  • Stratford St Mary Primary School, Stratford St Mary
  • Stutton CEVCP School, Stutton
  • Tattingstone CEVCP School
  • The Beeches Community Primary School (formerly Whitton CP School)
  • Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham
  • Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy, Ipswich
  • Thorndon CEVCP School, Thorndon
  • Thurlow CEVCP School
  • Thurston Community College, Thurston
  • Trimley St Mary Primary School, Trimley St Mary
  • Trinity Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary, Stowmarket
  • Waldringfield Primary School, Waldringfield
  • Walsham-le-Willows CEVCP School, Walsham-le-Willows
  • Warren School, Lowestoft
  • Wenhaston Primary School, Wenhaston
  • Westbourne Academy
  • Westgate CP School
  • Westwood Primary School, Lowestoft
  • Wetheringsett CofE Primary School, Wetheringsett 
  • Whatfield CEVCP School, Whatfield 
  • Whitehouse CP School
  • Wickham Market Primary School, Wickham Market
  • Wilby CEVCP School, Wilby
  • The Willows Primary School, Ipswich
  • Witnesham Primary School, Witnesham
  • Wood Ley CP School
  • Woods Loke Primary School, Lowestoft
  • Worlingham CEVCP School, Worlingham
  • Worlingworth CEVCP School, Worlingworth 
  • Wortham Primary School, Wortham
  • Yoxford and Peasenhall Primary School, Yoxford

You can see the latest list on the Suffolk County Council website.


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As key workers have been forced to rearrange education for their children due to the closures, hospitals have reassured the community that services remain operating as usual.

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) said it was thankful to staff who are making the "extra efforts" to get to work in the harsh conditions.

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It has arranged for its 4x4 "rescue service" to transport workers to and from its hospitals to ensure services can continue.

Neill Moloney, deputy chief executive at ESNEFT, said: “We have robust adverse weather plans in place to make sure we are ready for all eventualities.

Neill Moloney, managing director and deputy chief executive at Ipswich Hospital. Picture: ANDY ABBOT

ESNEFT deputy chief executive Neill Moloney - Credit: Archant

“Our teams are working extremely hard and we are very grateful to those who are going to extra efforts to get into work, and to get to patients not only in our hospitals, but to our patients at home and in the local community.

"We are fortunate to have support from a local 4x4 rescue service to help us get staff to and from work safely."

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSH), which manages the hospital in Bury St Edmunds, is currently treating 91 Covid-19 patients, according to government data.

A spokesman for WSH reassured the community that the hospital was operating as normal, despite the conditions.

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