Parents in Wanstead could be excused a bit of head scratching at the logic of school closures and openings.
For while the Central Line was working, buses were running, roads were clear and rubbish was collected, not all Wanstead schools were open on Monday. Aldersbrook, Our Lady of Lourdes, and the Wanstead Church School were; Snaresbrook and Nightingale primaries were not. Wanstead High School opened at 9.40. The difference between the schools is not clear.
Meanwhile, at least some Wanstead schoolchildren got the opportunity to extend their life skills, in this case construction, judging by the igloo built on Cambridge Park and spotted by Wansteadium reader Linda (@goodshoeday)