Schools across Caerphilly County Borough are to open on Friday.
After more than a week of disruption, things are returning to normal as the weather continues to improve and the thaw comes.
Most schools had reopened on Monday and Tuesday thanks to huge efforts by council staff to clear areas around them.
However the return of heavy snow on Tuesday afternoon meant many had to close early. They stayed shut on Wednesday and Thursday.
Most Stagecoach bus services in Caerphilly County Borough are now running normally. For the latest service updates visit www.stagecoachbus.com
Below is a list of schools in Caerphilly County Borough and what their plans are. It was last updated at 10.15pm on Thursday. For an up to date list please visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk
|Aberbargoed Primary||We hope to reopen School on Friday if the approach road to school is cleared by Caerphilly. All pupils & staff to go to the main school building. No parent parking available. Confirmation that we are open will be posted on this site and by text by 7.30 am on Friday if not before.||14/01/2010 11:32:27|
|Abercarn Primary||18.15 14/1. We are open FRIDAY 15/1. Very limited parking. No swimming lessons for y5/6. Patience above and beyond!
See you tomorrow
|Abertysswg Primary||School will be open as usual on Friday, 15th January. Would all parents and pupils please use the main entrance. Infant entrance not accessible.||14/01/2010 21:23:19|
|Bedwas High School||School will be open to all students and staff on Friday 15 January. We will operate a shortened day of 5 x 50 min lessons, with students leaving site at 1.10pm, buses have been arranged.
Normal school will hopefully resume on Monday 18 January.
|Bedwas Infants||School OPEN on Friday 15th||14/01/2010 18:02:55|
|Bedwas Junior||School will be OPEN on Friday 15th. Please use MAIN ENTRANCE only. Breakfast Club will be available from 8:00 a.m.||14/01/2010 19:00:36|
|Blackwood Comprehensive||Following early inspection of site, school will unfortunately remain closed to all pupils on Friday 15th January. Heavy accumulation of snow covers most of site and many pathways. Hoping for thaw over weekend. Many thanks to local staff who helped supervise exams, and all students who made it in.||14/01/2010 14:59:52|
|Blackwood Primary||School will be open Friday, thanks to CCBC for clearing main access. Children to enter through main gate only, staff will take them to Nursery entrance. THANKS to you all for patience and co-operation.||14/01/2010 18:41:13|
|Bryn Awel Primary||We are open tomorrow Friday 15th, driveway has now been cleared. Gates will be open for cars. Look forward to seeing you all!||14/01/2010 20:42:22|
|Bryn Primary||we are OPEN on FRIDAY. Please can pupils bring wellies, hats, scarves etc to go out in the snow for a short period of time. Many thanks for your patience and support.||14/01/2010 20:10:32|
|Cefn Fforest Primary||Unfortunately school will remain CLOSED to pupils on Friday 15th. Localised conditions of heavy snow covering site and pathways make access to pupils unsafe. Thank you for your continued understanding,we are working hard to make site accessible and safe for Monday||14/01/2010 20:11:21|
|Coed-y-Brain Primary||Coed-y-Brain will be OPEN for staff and pupils on FRIDAY 15th January.Please keep to the cleared paths and deliver pupils directly to the buildings after 8:35am (Breakfast Club as normal). The Bear Trip is postponed.||14/01/2010 17:45:35|
|Crumlin Primary||We hope to reopen School on Friday if the approach road to school is cleared by Caerphilly. All pupils & staff to go to the main school building. No parent parking available. Confirmation that we are open will be posted on this site and by text by 7.30 am on Friday if not before.||14/01/2010 18:31:35|
|Cwm Glas Infants||School will be open on Friday 15th January for staff and children. Roads into Pant Glas Estate have been gritted but please take care as roads and pavements are very slushy. Thank you for your continued patience and co-operation see you in the morning.||14/01/2010 18:55:46|
|Cwm Ifor Primary||School will be open tomorrow (Friday). Please take care walking to school and on entering the school site.||14/01/2010 16:42:30|
|Cwmaber Infants||School will be open on Friday Jan 15th.Please use main gate,and walk on the cleared paths when on school site.||14/01/2010 19:07:42|
|Cwmaber Junior||We hope to open on Friday 15th January – confirmation will be posted on this web site before 7am tomorrow morning – following a site inspection.||14/01/2010 18:55:03|
|Cwmcarn High School||Cwmcarn High School will be open to all learners and staff who can make a safe journey on Friday, 15th January. The council has gritted the access road and the pavements around the school have been cleared. Everyone will need to be cautious as there are some patches of ice.||14/01/2010 17:10:01|
|Cwmcarn Primary||The school will be OPEN on FRIDAY, 15th January.||14/01/2010 15:27:13|
|Cwmfelinfach Primary||School will be OPEN on Friday 15th January.||14/01/2010 19:30:06|
|Cwrt Rawlin Primary||Cwrt Rawlin will be open on Friday January 15th||14/01/2010 14:33:01|
|Deri Primary||SCHOOL OPEN FRIDAY JANUARY 14th as council should have gritted Glynmarch Street by morning.Follow path up street and through yard taking great care. No cars up street please. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.||14/01/2010 18:18:01|
|Derwendeg Primary||School will open Friday 15th Jan. Please use cleared pathways.||14/01/2010 16:59:38|
|Fleur-de-Lys Primary||School will be OPEN on Friday January 15th||14/01/2010 20:02:56|
|Fochriw Primary||School will be OPEN on Friday 15th January||14/01/2010 14:55:30|
|Gilfach Fargoed Primary||We hope to reopen on Friday 15th January if the roads and pathways are cleared by Caerphilly Council. Please take care and use main entrances into school.||14/01/2010 18:50:11|
|Glyn-Gaer Primary||School open on Friday 15th Jan||14/01/2010 19:00:53|
|Graig-y-Rhacca Primary & Nursery Community School||School OPEN tomorrow for staff and pupils, i.e. FRIDAY 15th JANUARY. Please take care using cleared pathways. Only top car park available for use.||14/01/2010 12:48:51|
|Greenhill Primary||School will be OPEN on Friday 15th January at 9.00 a.m. NO BREAKFAST CLUB. Both gates are open – please keep on the cleared paths to Main, Nursery or Unit Entrance. The Council are hoping to clear the car park tonight for Staff parking.||14/01/2010 18:20:04|
|Hendre Infants||Our School is open Friday 15 January.School yard closed. Children to enter School via main entrance and Reception entrance.Please keep to cleared pathway.Breakfast Club as normal.||14/01/2010 20:45:08|
|Hendre Junior||Hendre Junior School will be open to to Pupils and Staff on Friday January 15th. Please use front entrance only and cleared pathway to the front door.Parking available to the front of the school only. No After School Club.||14/01/2010 21:12:32|
|Hendredenny Park Primary||Our school will be open Friday 15th January. The hill has been gritted and access to the school is much better.
A big Thank You to the Path Clearers!
|Hengoed Primary||Friday 15th January. School is….OPEN! Please use cleared pathway. Access to school through the main entrance.Breakfast Club at normal time.||14/01/2010 19:17:24|
|Heolddu Comprehensive||School will be open to Years 10,11, 12 and 13 on Friday 15th January.There will be an early finish at 1pm. We are hopeful of a full return on Monday 18th January.||14/01/2010 12:15:56|
|Lewis Girls Comprehensive||Friday 15th January 2010. School is open to all students – Years 7 – 13. External exams as planned. The remaining Year 11 mock exams have been rescheduled for later on this half term. All students and staff must exercise caution when moving around the site.||14/01/2010 19:19:24|
|Lewis School, Pengam||The school will be OPEN for all staff and pupils on Friday 15th January 2010. Staff and pupils report to the school hall on arrival||14/01/2010 20:18:05|
|Libanus Primary||Regrettably the school will be closed tomorrow FRI 15TH unless the main entrances/footpaths to school are cleared overnight. They still posed a risk this evening after a site assessment at 19:15. There will be an update here by 7:30 in the morning.||14/01/2010 19:35:15|
|Llancaeach Junior||We will be open tomorrow, Friday,for pupils. Staff, there is a cleared space to park on the lower yard but access from Commercial Street is difficult. Hopefully, the Council will be gritting later. Parents, pupils, staff, please take care as you arrive – children use Y6 steps to congregate in hall.||14/01/2010 17:53:56|
|Llanfabon Infants||School will be open normal time on Friday 15th January.||14/01/2010 16:43:44|
|Machen Primary||School will re-open on Friday 15th January. Please ensure you stick to all cleared paths when walking on the school site.||14/01/2010 14:33:16|
|Maesycwmmer Primary||The school will open Friday 15th. January to staff and pupils with Breakfast Club also available.
CCBC did not get to our school so same care as Monday Please.
|Markham Primary||School will be open on Friday||14/01/2010 20:16:29|
|Nantyparc Primary||Nant-y-Parc will be open on Friday 15th January.||14/01/2010 17:42:36|
|Newbridge School||School will re-open on Friday January 15th. Care needs to be taken however when moving around the site.||14/01/2010 17:56:37|
|Oakdale Comprehensive||School will be OPEN as normal on Friday 15th January. Pupils will remain in the building throughout the day due to extreme volume of snow.||14/01/2010 12:14:04|
|Pantside Primary||The school will be open tomorrow (FRIDAY). Parents have been advised and important Health and Safety information has been sent via text. PLEASE be very careful coming onto the school site-there is still a lot of snow around. There is PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ONLY along the gritted driveway. Many thanks.||14/01/2010 14:56:10|
|Park Primary School, Bargoed||School will open on Friday 15th January.||14/01/2010 18:28:34|
|Pengam Primary||School will be OPEN on Friday January 15th||14/01/2010 20:01:59|
|Penllwyn Primary||School closed Friday 15 snow plough not clearing until tomorrow. Site too dangerous for access. School open Monday 18 Breakfast club as normal.||14/01/2010 18:32:12|
|Pentwynmawr Primary||EBSD BASE WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW AS THERE IS NO SAFE ACCESS FOR TAXIS. Mainstream classes will be open. But please take great care Tonypistell Road is still quite challenging. Please stick to cleared path in school.||14/01/2010 17:18:19|
|Phillipstown Primary||School will be open on Friday. Please take care when entering the school.||14/01/2010 19:13:30|
|Plasyfelin Primary||SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN Friday 15th January. Would parents and pupils take care and ensure they walk only on the cleared footpaths.||14/01/2010 16:35:19|
|Pontllanfraith Comprehensive||School OPEN Friday for all EXCEPT pupils in SSRB UNIT. Well done to staff and students who attended Biology exam today. Congratulations to early entry maths students – 8A*, 8A, 1B. Please visit our website www.pontllanfraith.org.uk
for further information about Friday.
|Pontllanfraith Primary||School will be open Friday 15th January but late start: 10am. No breakfast club. Nursery open but not for rising 3s.||14/01/2010 19:44:27|
|Pontlottyn Primary||School will be OPEN on Friday 15th January||14/01/2010 14:54:20|
|Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary||Friday 15th -School open to all pupils who can travel safely to school.
Car park and paths have been cleared from Maes Y Garn Road. However at the time of writing, despite having been treated, Maes Y Garn Road itself is far from clear.
|Rhydri Primary||SCHOOL OPEN tomorrow Friday 15th January
Hopefully this will be the last we see of the snow!
Thanks again for you support.
See you all tomorrow.
|Rhymney Comprehensive||At present, there are no car parking facilities on site. If these are cleared tonight, then there will be school for Years 10,11,12+13 tomorrow (Friday 15/01/10). The school will be open for pupils sitting external exams. This website will be updated between 6.30am and 7am tomorrow morning.||14/01/2010 20:40:41|
|Risca Community Comprehensive||School will be open for all pupils on Friday 15th January. We will start at 9.30 and finish at 2pm. Bus times have been altered accordingly.||14/01/2010 12:22:05|
|Risca Primary||School will be open on Friday 15th Jan. Continued staggered end of the day to avoid congestion around the site. No vehicle access onto site for parents. Many thanks for your patience||14/01/2010 17:31:14|
|St Cenydd School||Friday 15th January. The school will be open for all staff and pupils in Years 10/11/12/13||14/01/2010 14:25:38|
|St Gwladys Bargoed||School will be open Friday 15th January. Unless attending breakfast club, children should not arrive before 8.45am as the yards are unsafe. MAIN ENTRANCE ONLY PLEASE.||14/01/2010 19:54:34|
|St Helens Catholic Primary||As long as there is no snow overnight, St. Helen’s will be open Friday 15th January. Thanks to all staff who helped with snow clearing today. Parents should use infant yard pedestrian gate for access. Buses should be running. Senghenydd route only picking up on main roads.||14/01/2010 12:45:42|
|St James Primary||School will be OPEN tomorrow – Friday 15th January.||14/01/2010 19:08:31|
|St Martins Comprehensive||School will be OPEN to ALL pupils FRIDAY. Reminder to Y11 about the short course WELSH exam. Care needed on site and approaching pavements – lots of snow still around.||14/01/2010 19:29:24|
|The Learning Centre||Learning Centre remains closed for pupils. Will assess for staff access Fri
|The Twyn School||Every effort is being made by Caerphilly County Council to clear the roads around the school site. We hope to reopen Friday 15th. Confirmation on website 7.15 am Friday.||14/01/2010 18:39:50|
|Tir y Berth Primary||School will be OPEN Friday 15th January||14/01/2010 17:12:22|
|Trinant Primary||CCBC are aiming to clear as many school sites as possible today -will update at 7am Friday. Thanks for your patience||14/01/2010 14:54:31|
|Trinity Fields Special School||FRIDAY 15th January. The school is CLOSED to pupils and staff because of access risks due to a thick cover of snow on the driveway and car parks making it hazardous for minibusus and cars. Hopefully open on Monday. Thank you for your patience and support.||14/01/2010 17:46:47|
|Ty Isaf Infants||School will be open tomorrow FRIDAY 15th.||14/01/2010 18:27:38|
|Ty Sign Primary||Unless weather conditions deteriorate overnight, the school will be open on Friday. Please keep to the gritted paths, no parking on site.Normal school hours. We understand if parents feel that conditions are too difficult to bring them to school.Many thanks||14/01/2010 16:07:25|
|Tyn y Wern Primary||School will be open to pupils on Friday January 15th.
Please take care around the school as the roads and pavements are still very slippery.
Please walk on the cleared paths when in the school grounds.
|Tynewydd Primary||School closed today(Thursday) – poor access.||14/01/2010 07:04:51|
|Upper Rhymney Primary||School will be open Friday.Please can Infants children go to the Infants Hall and the Juniors to the Junior Hall on arrival. Breakfast Club will be as normal.||14/01/2010 16:34:49|
|Waunfawr Primary||If there is no further deterioration in weather conditions, Waunfawr Primary School will be open again tomorrow, Friday 15th January.||14/01/2010 15:00:02|
|White Rose Primary||School to open Friday. Please take care and use the single gate entrance to access the school. Car parking will be a problem.||14/01/2010 19:15:49|
|Y.G. Cwm Gwyddon||Ysgol AR AGOR yfory/ School is OPEN tomorrow- 15/01/10.Byddwch yn ofalus wrth deithio i’r ysgol yn y bore.
Please be very careful on your journey to school in the morning.
|Y.G.G. Bro Allta||Bydd yr ysgol AR AGOR yfory (15.1.10) ar gyfer plant a staff sydd yn gallu cyrraedd yn ddiogel.
School will be OPEN tomorrow for pupils and staff who can arrive safely. The bus company will decide if they can travel in the morning. The Year 4 trip to Caerleon has also been postponed. Thank you.
|Y.G.G. Caerffili||Dydd Gwener 15fed o Ionawr. Ysgol ar agor.
Friday 15th Jan. School open. Please take care if bringing your child to school. Children to wear sensible shoes/clothes.
Once children are in school they will be kept safe and well.
|Y.G.G. Y Castell||15.01.10 AR AGOR OPEN. Please take care, wear sensible shoes and walk on the cleared pathways. Can you all please use the small gate at the front of school. Thank you for your cooperation during this very fustrating time.||14/01/2010 15:52:58|
|Ynysddu Primary||School will be OPEN on Friday 15th. Please keep to cleared paths and take care. See you tomorrow.||14/01/2010 17:09:14|
|Ysgol Bro Sannan||School will be open tomorrow 15/01/10. Ysgol ar agor yfory 15/01/10.||14/01/2010 20:16:17|
|Ysgol Cwm Derwen||At present Highways has not managed to clear Beech Grove. We therefore do not have access to the School site. I will text you in the morning by 7 a.m. with a final decision.
Ar hyn o bryd y mae Beech Grove dal llawn eira.
|Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni||The school wil be open for Students sitting external examinations on Friday (15/01/10).It is hoped that the school will be open for all other students on Friday, but a further update will be posted on Friday morning to clarify the situation.||14/01/2010 12:19:52|
|Ysgol Gymraeg Gilfach Fargoed||School OPEN Friday – 15/01/10.Main entrance has been gritted. A BIG THANK YOU to local staff and friends who have cleared a path from the main gate to the school. Surrounding roads/pathways untreated and slippery – PLEASE TAKE CARE.Ysgol AR AGOR.||14/01/2010 19:37:52|
|Ysgol Gymraeg Trelyn||Ysgol ar gau Dydd Iau oherwydd cyflwr gwael y safle. SCHOOL CLOSED THURSDAY as a result of poor conditions on the yard and surrounding roads.Cofiwch HMS Dydd Gwener.Please remember school closed for staff training Friday. Sorry again for inconvenience caused. Diolch||13/01/2010 19:52:10|
|Ysgol Ifor Bach||Following site visit tonight, vehicle access is inadvisable. Please travel on foot if you feel it safe enough. Parking and turning are impossible along the whole length of the access road to school. Buses are unlikely to be bringing pupils to school. More info tomorrow by 7:15am||14/01/2010 21:02:47|
|Ysgol Penalltau||School open tomorrow 15th. Ysgol ar agor yfory.Take care.||14/01/2010 15:42:21|
|Ystrad Mynach Primary||The school will be OPEN on Friday 15th. PLease use the Lewis Street entrance.||14/01/2010 17:12:29|