UK arctic blast: Are any schools closed in London today as the UK drops to below sub-zero temperatures?

With temperatures across London set to remain below seven degrees this week, will schools close in any of the London Boroughs due to the arctic blast?

The Troll of Trondheim has started settling into British weather systems over the weekend, prompting flurries of snow across the country including areas of London. With temperatures plummeting below sub zero in many parts of the country this week, the question of whether schools will remain open in London is on many parents’ minds.

In the event of a school closure, individual establishments will usually contact parents directly to let them know and it is worth contacting your school directly if you are unsure of its current status.

However in the event that schools have yet to contact parents or last-minutes changes to the various London boroughs regarding school openings, the GOV.UK website advises parents to enter in their postcode to find their local authority and find school closure information one of the 32 borough’s website (included below.)

Reason for a school closure may range from hazardous conditions preventing teachers and pupils from reaching the classroom, technical issues a school may face that would provide poor working conditions for teachers and students alike (heating systems breaking down for example) or that there is not enough staff available to cover the amount of children present due to travel problems.

Londonworld has looked at the majority of London Borough Council websites in order to find out if any schools are closed. Both Londonworld and the local council’s do advise parents to check the school websites for latest information in the event of a drastic change in weather.

What schools are closed in London this week?

The following information is correct as of 8am on Monday December 12 2022.

City of London

There are no reports of schools closed in the City of London - further information can be found on the City of London website for last-minute closures

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

There are currently no reports of schools closed in Barking and Dagenham - further information regarding last minute closures can be found on the Barking and Dagenham Council website

London Borough of Barnet

Currently there are no schools closed in the borough of Barnet. Last minute closures can be found visiting the Barnet Council website.

London Borough of Bexley

There are currently no schools scheduled to be closed in Bexley. Last-minute updates can be found through the Bexley Council website.

London Borough of Brent

There are currently no schools in the borough of Brent scheduled for closure today. Last minute updates in the event of a severe weather change can be found through the Brent Council website.

London Borough of Bromley

There are currently no schools closed in Bromley today. Last-minute information on potential closures will be made available through the Bromley Council website.

London Borough of Camden

Camden Council have confirmed that there are currently no schools scheduled for closure in the borough today. Last-minute closure and up-to-date information can be found on the Camden Council website.

London Borough of Croydon

There are currently no school closures scheduled for schools in Croydon today. For any last minute information, updates will be made on school websites and the Croydon Council website.

London Borough of Ealing

Ealing Council have not published any school closures occurring in the borough today. Last-minute updates and further information can be accessed through the Ealing Council website.

London Borough of Enfield

There are no schools scheduled to be shut in Enfield this morning. Updates on any changes in school openings can be found throughout the day on the Enfield Council website.

London Borough of Greenwich

Greenwich Council have not published any information regarding school closures in the borough as of writing. In the event of any last minute changes, you can visit the Greenwich Council website that will provide information on any school closures that may occur during the day.

London Borough of Hackney

There are currently no school closures occurring in Hackney due to the weather. Last minute updates on closures however can be found through the Hackney Council website.

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

There are currently no school closures in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Last minute changes to school openings during the day can be found at the Hammersmith and Fulham Council website.

London Borough of Haringey

There are currently no school closures published for Haringey. Updated information throughout the day can be found on the Haringey Council website in the event a school is required to close due to weather conditions.

London Borough of Harrow

There are currently no school closures published for Harrow. In the even of a last minute closure, parents will be advised by their school directly or details will be published on the Harrow Council website.

London Borough of Havering

No closures to schools in the borough of Havering have been published by Havering Council. However, any last minute changes during the morning can be found by visiting the Havering Council website.

London Borough of Hillingdon

No closures to school in Hillingdon have been made public, however any changes to school openings during the morning can be followed by visiting the Hillingdon Council website.

London Borough of Hounslow

Hounslow Council have not issued any information regarding schools closed in the area as of publication. However, any changes to planned school openings can be followed by visiting Hounslow Council website.

London Borough of Islington

Currently all schools in the borough of Islington will be open. Any last minute changes can be found by visiting the Islington Council website.

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

There are currently no schools set to be closed in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Last minute closures will be available to see on the Kensington and Chelsea Council website or parents will be informed directly by their school.

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames Council have not published details on any school closures in the borough. Changes to planned school openings will be made through the Kingston upon Thames Council website or directly to parents by the school in question.

London Borough of Lambeth

There are currently no schools closed due to weather in the borough of Lambeth. Updates information will be provided in the event of a school closure by visiting the Lambeth Council website.

London Borough of Lewisham

There are currently no school closures reported this morning due to weather conditions in the borough of Lewisham. Updates can be found throughout the day by visiting the Lewisham Council website.

London Borough of Merton

Merton Borough Council have not reported this morning any closures to any schools in their borough. However, in the event of a change in weather conditions that may force a closure, updates will be made through the Merton Council website.

London Borough of Newham

Newham Council have not reported any school closures this morning in the borough. Last minute changes to planned school openings can be found though by visiting the Newham Council website.

London Borough of Redbridge

No schools are set to be closed in the borough of Redbridge today. Changes to planned school openings though can be followed by visiting the Redbridge Council website.

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames Council are reporting this morning that no schools are set to close due to the arctic weather conditions. Changes to planned school openings or last-minute closure can be found through the Richmond upon Thames Council website.

London Borough of Southwark

There are currently no school closures reported for the borough of Southwark. Last minute closures though will see parents be contacted directly by schools in the area, or by visiting the Southwark Council website.

London Borough of Sutton

Sutton Council have not published any news on school closures in the borough today. Updates on last-minute closures can be found through the Sutton Council website.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

There are no school closures published so far on the Tower Hamlets Council website. Last minute changes to school openings throughout the day will be published on the Tower Hamlets Council website.

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Council have not published any information regarding school closures occurring today due to weather. The Waltham Forest Council website will update their website with any last-minute changes to planned school openings.

London Borough of Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council have confirmed that there are no school closures planned so far today due to weather conditions. Parents will be contacted directly by their school in the event of any changes, or will be updated on the Wandsworth Council website.

City of Westminster

Westminster Council have not published any information regarding school closures in the borough. However, in the event of a last-minute change to school opening times, parents will be contacted directly and updated information will be made on the City of Westminster Council website.