THE heavy snow which is falling across The Black Country is affecting a number of services around the region.

Dudley Council teams have been working throughout the night to keep roads clear and operations will be continuing during the day to keep traffic moving.

The Crystal, Halesowen and Dudley leisure centres and Dell Staduim are all closed today (Friday). For information on weekend opening call 01384 812800.

Many school children look set for an unexpected day off.

Dudley Council schools already closed or closing early are: 

Primary schools:

Alder Coppice Primary School

Amblecote Primary School

Blanford Mere Primary School

Bramford Primary School

Brierley Hill Primary School

Brockmoor Primary School

Bromley Hills Primary School

Bromley Pensnett Primary School is closing at 1pm

Butterfly Childrens Centre and Pre-school

Caslon Primary School is closing at noon

Church of the Ascension C of E Primary School is closing at 1.30pm

Cotwall End Primary School

Cradley CE Primary School (closed from noon)

Dudley Wood Primary School

Foxyards Primary School

Gigmill Primary School closed from 1.30pm

Glynne Primary School

Halesowen C of E Primary school will be closed from 10.30am parents are asked to collect children

Ham Dingle Primary School

Hawbush Primary School

Hob Green Primary School

Huntingtree Primary School will be closed from 1pm

Hurst Green Primary School

Hurst Hill Primary School

Jessons Primary School

Little Hands Children's Centre (closed from noon)

Maidensbridge Primary School (closed from noon)

Manor Way Primary School

Milking Bank Primary School

Mount Pleasant Primary School

Netherbrook Primary School (closed from 1pm)

Netherton C of E Primary School

Newfield Park Primary School

Oldswinford Primary School (remains open to provide child care until 3.30pm but parents with travel concerns may collect their children from 12 noon)

Our Lady and St Kenelm School

Pedmore C of E Primary School

Peters Hill Primary School

Priory Primary School closed from 11am

Quarry Bank Primary School and Children's Centre

Queen Victoria Primary School and Children's Centre

Ridge Primary School (closed from 1pm)

Red Hall Primary School

Roberts Primary School

Rufford Primary School

Russells Hall Primary closed from 1pm

Sledmere Primary School

St Chad's Catholic Primary School

St Edmund and St John Primary School

St James Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hillcrest Road, Dudley

St Mary's RC Primary School

Thorns Primary School

Wallbrook Primary School

Withymoor Primary School closed from 12.30pm

Wollescote Primary School

Woodside Community School, Childrens Centre and Little Bears Nursery


Secondary schools:

Bishop Milner Secondary School will be closed from noon

Coseley Secondary School closed from 11.45am

Crestwood Secondary School

Earls High School will be closed from 10.30am

Ellowes Hall Sports College

High Arcal School

Hill Crest School and Community College

Holly Hall Academy

The Kingswinford School

Old Swinford Hospital - No Sixth Form lessons on Friday. Normal lessons will continue for Years 7-11 on both Friday and Saturday. Day students are to attend school if parents consider it is safe for them to travel.

Pedmore Technology College

Ridgewood High School will be closed from 11.30am

Summerhill School - The school intend to run the year 11 GCSE RE exam this afternoon - final decision by 11am. An update will appear at

Thorns Community College

Wordsley School (closed from 10.45am)


Special schools: Brier School, Halesbury School, Old Park Special School, Pensmeadow School, Rosewood School, Sutton School, Woodsetton School.

Short Stay Schools: Cherry Tree Learning Centre (staff attend as normal), Mere Primary Short Stay School (staff attend as normal),Sycamore Secondary Short Stay School - both Abberley and Sycamore sites (staff attend as normal).

Haybridge High School in Hagley and Hagley RC School are also closed.

Dudley Council day centres are open but council run transport services to them have been suspended.

Dudley Council waste collection services are running where safe to do so.

The household waste and recycling centre in Birmingham Street, Stourbridge, is closed from 1pm today (Friday). Call 0300 555 2345 for more information over the weekend. 

Dudley Council libraries are closed from 1pm today (Friday).

The ballroom dancing session at Dudley Town Hall scheduled for Saturday January 19  has been cancelled.


Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, Broadfield House Glass Museum and the Red House Glass Cone are open today (Friday). Call your local museum over the weekend before setting off over the weekend or visit the website 

For the latest details of Sandwell Council school closures click on the link here: