Birmingham School Closures

There is no blanket ban across Birmingham, but the following local schools will be closed on Thursday:

  • Calthorpe Special School, Highgate
  • City Road Primary, Ladywood
  • George Dixon International School, City Road
  • George Dixon Junior and Infant School, City Road
  • Lillian de Lissa Nursery School and the Children's Centre, Bellevue, Edgbaston
  • Mansfield Green School, Aston
  • Oratory RC Primary School, Ladywood
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Birchfield
  • St John's CE Primary School, St Vincent Street West, Ladywood
  • Summerfield Primary, Winson Green
  • William Cowper Community Primary School, Newtown
  • Yew Tree Community School, Aston

The following local schools will be closed on Wednesday due to snow:

  • Oratory School, Ladywood
  • Heartlands Academy, Nechells
  • Chad Vale Primary School, Edgbaston
  • St. Clare's Catholic Primary School, Handsworth
  • Westminster Primary School, Handsworth

UPDATE (Wed 06/01/10, 7.25am):
Also closed:

  • Nelson Primary, Ladywood
  • St Clements C of E School, Nechells
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School, Birchfield
  • St George's Junior & Infants, Newtown
  • St George's School, Edgbaston

Plus, all campuses of the Birmingham Metropolitan College (Sutton Coldfield, Matthew Boulton, Josiah Mason, James Watt) are closed on Wednesday.

For a full list of Birmingham and West Midlands school closures, click here.


Roger Harmer Selected for Birmingham Edgbaston

David Nikel and Cllr Roger Harmer

The Selly Oak and Edgbaston Liberal Democrats have selected Birmingham Councillor Roger Harmer to fight the Parliamentary seat of Birmingham Edgbaston at the next General Election.

Roger represents Acocks Green ward and has been a Councillor for 14 years.

Birmingham Edgbaston is made up of four wards, Edgbaston, Quinton, Bartley Green and Harborne, covering much of the south-west of the city stretching from the fringes of the city centre right out to the Worcestershire border. It shares a large border with the Ladywood constituency around the Rotton Park, Hagley Road, Five Ways and Attwood Green areas.

Gisela Stewart is the current Labour MP but all the pundits have Edgbaston down as a certain Conservative gain. Having said that, the last two general elections have seen the Liberal Democrat share of the vote go up, so there is progress that can be made.