It snows in Whitchurch – and sometimes so much so that the local schools have to shut.

Your best bet to find out if they are open or shut is to follow their emergency closure information, reprinted below. If we find out (contact us!) then we will do our best to update this town website in a timely manner.


Testbourne Community School

Contact details are HERE.
Please be assured that we will make every effort to keep the school open as usual and will only consider closing as a very last resort.

  • A message will be published as soon as possible on the school website and twitter feed
  • A message will be placed on studywiz under ebulletin;
  • Local Radio stations will be informed and the school added to their list of school closures;
  • Only if absolutely necessary will we send out a text message.

You can also check Hampshire County Council’s school closures page — click HERE.

Primary School

Contact details are HERE.
The school will confirm a school closure by 7.45 am.

  • Go to ‘latest news’ on the school’s website;
  • Listen to local radio stations
  • Ring the school – 892755 – stay on the line to hear a message (if a member of staff has been able to get in to record it!)
  • A board will be put up outside the school entrances, if possible

When school re-opens please take particular care on paths and the playground.

You can also check Hampshire County Council’s school closures page — click HERE.

Rising Fives Pre-School and Playgroup

Contact details are HERE.

Oak Tree Nursery and Pre-School

Contact details are HERE.


Local Radio Stations

A school may advertise if it is closed on one or more of these stations:

Station Radio Frequencies Internet
Andover Sound 106.4 FM listen online
BBC Radio Berkshire 95.4 FM, 104.1 FM, DAB listen online
BBC Radio Solent 96.1 FM, 103.8 FM, DAB listen online
Heart – South Coast 97.0 FM, 102.9 FM listen online
Heart – Thames Valley 97.0 FM, 102.9 FM listen online
Kestrel-FM 107.6 FM listen online
Wave 105 105.2 FM listen online

First Significant Snowfalls

  • 2010: 30 November
  • 2009: 18 December (approx)