Furious parents slam ‘pathetic’ decision to cancel classes

Angry parents across the country have reacted furiously to many schools’ decision to remain closed for the day following overnight snowfall.

While thousands of children were thrilled to have a snow day off, the 2.000 closures nationwide were not greeted with joy by some parents forced to make last minute arrangements.

Hundreds of schools across the UK closed after snow fell overnight on Thursday, some were shut despite the white stuff barely touching them.

One angry Twitter user, Codders, posted: 'Pathetic the kids school is closed today why? No snow if we take kids out we get fined are the schools gonna get fined and pay us parents? I doubt it proves fines are just money making scam for the schools'

One angry Twitter user, Codders, posted: 'Pathetic the kids school is closed today why? No snow if we take kids out we get fined are the schools gonna get fined and pay us parents? I doubt it proves fines are just money making scam for the schools'

One angry Twitter user, Codders, posted: ‘Pathetic the kids school is closed today why? No snow if we take kids out we get fined are the schools gonna get fined and pay us parents? I doubt it proves fines are just money making scam for the schools’

Wales, Bristol, Greater London, Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, and West Sussex were just some of the areas to announce closures.

However, one Twitter user, Codders, posted: ‘Pathetic the kids school is closed today why? No snow if we take kids out we get fined are the schools gonna get fined and pay us parents? I doubt it proves fines are just money making scam for the schools.’

With his profile location set to Llanelli, West Wales, the message was accompanied by a photograph showing the lightest dusting of snow.

Donna Marie, also in Wales, posted: ‘@GMB our school closed yesterday at 12.30 due to the forecast, at that time no snow had fallen and didn’t fall until 4.30pm!! So they could have stayed £itsajoke £healthandsafetygonemad’.

Snow angels: Photographs taken in Harlow show children playing in the grounds of their open school in Harlow, Essex. These pair are pictured making snow angels on the snow covered grass

Snow angels: Photographs taken in Harlow show children playing in the grounds of their open school in Harlow, Essex. These pair are pictured making snow angels on the snow covered grass

Snow angels: Photographs taken in Harlow show children playing in the grounds of their open school in Harlow, Essex. These pair are pictured making snow angels on the snow covered grass

Another user, Emily, tweeted that her school was closed despite there being no snow.

Tracy Cameron responded to a tweet from Monmouthshire County Council saying all community hubs and libraries were still open with: ‘Why no schools open then? The knock on effect for parents is terrible. What mountain do all these teachers live up?’

In most cases, parents, carers and pupils were able to check on the status of their school through social media, or the local council website.

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The happy group make snow angels and frolic with one another at Latton Green Primary Academy. The school remained open, unlike 2,000 others across the country who stayed shut

The happy group make snow angels and frolic with one another at Latton Green Primary Academy. The school remained open, unlike 2,000 others across the country who stayed shut

The happy group make snow angels and frolic with one another at Latton Green Primary Academy. The school remained open, unlike 2,000 others across the country who stayed shut

The Department for Education website also allowed people to enter their postcodes to find out what institutions in their area had shut due to the bad weather.  

Photographs taken in Harlow show children playing in the grounds of their open school in Harlow, Essex.

The happy group make snow angels and frolic with one another at Latton Green Primary Academy.

The Department for Education website also allowed people to enter their postcodes to find out what institutions in their area had shut due to the bad weather

The Department for Education website also allowed people to enter their postcodes to find out what institutions in their area had shut due to the bad weather

The Department for Education website also allowed people to enter their postcodes to find out what institutions in their area had shut due to the bad weather

Meanwhile parents in Gloucestershire have been left in the dark after a council website revealing which schools were closed crashed.

Frustrated parents were met with the downed Gloucestershire City Council website this morning as they tried to find out if they needed to battle the cold weather to get their kids to school.

The freezing temperatures has seen multiple weather warnings issued by the Met Office for today and over the weekend, including cautions for snow and ice.

Thousands of schools have since closed, meaning an estimated 800,000 children will stay home today.

But the day wasn’t made any easier when the Gloucestershire City Council website crashed.

Just one of the angry parents took to social media to vent their frustrations, writing: ‘The school closure link is not working – been trying all morning! Please sort it out GCC, the old system always worked!’

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