11 February 2020 12:07
SCHOOL'S out for thousands kids across the UK today after Storm Ciara battered the country over the weekend. But which schools are closed? Here's all you need to know. 2 Appleby-in-Westmorland was flooded in the severe weather Have schools been closed after Storm Ciara? There were winds of up to 97mph recorded in some parts, with trees crashing to the ground and roofs being blown off buildings.
Travel has been disrupted, and roads and buildings flooded. Yellow weather warnings are still in place as Brits deal floods, high winds, debris and hazardous conditions. Some schools across the country will not be opening today (February 10) due to the chaotic weather. 2 A brick wall crumbles during the storm in South Woodford, London Credit: 2020 Pete Maclaine / i-Images To check if your child's school has been affected, visit your local council's website or check the Government website. Below are links to school websites that have been closed in areas most affected by Storm Ciara: Aberdeenshire Barnsley school Bradford Buckinghamshire Calderdale Derbyshire Doncaster Durham East Dunbartonshire East Renfrewshire East Riding City of Edinburgh Essex Falkirk Fife Gateshead Glasgow City Hertfordshire Hull Kent Kirklees Leeds Leicestershire London Norfolk North Lanarkshire Lincolnshire North Yorkshire Northern Ireland Northumberland Nottinghamshire Rotherham Scottish Borders Sheffield South Tyneside Stirling Suffolk The Highlands West Lothian City of York LATEST NEWS Revealed KILLER BUG Coronavirus 'super-spreader' is scout-leader dad feared to have infected 11 TRAGIC FAM Kobe crash victims honoured at memorial before NBA legend's funeral Live Blog KILLER VIRUS Coronavirus cases DOUBLE in UK as death toll in China tops 1,000 ROYAL DIVORCE Peter Phillips confirms divorce with wife saying it's 'sad but best for kids' PROWLER ON THE LOOSE 'Gimp man' who terrorised village is STILL on the loose Live Blog SNOW SHOW Scots battling THREE days of snow after Storm Ciara's flood and travel chaos What should you do if your kids can't go to school? It's hard to plan for situations that are out of your control, so try and contact work as early as possible to let them know you have the children for the day. A reasonable boss shouldn't penalise you but they might ask you to work from home if you possibly can. If not, they might be able to make you take unpaid leave, holiday days or work flexible hours to make up time.