SCHOOLS are braced to be thrown into chaos tomorrow as teachers across the UK are set to go on strike.
The UK is facing the biggest day of industrial action in more than a decade on Wednesday as teachers, university staff, train drivers, civil servants, bus drivers and security guards all walk out.
1Wide-spread disruption is expected when members of the NEU take industrial action on WednesdayCredit: PADowning Street has conceded that Wednesday’s mass strike action will be “very difficult” for the public.
Walkouts by teacher members of the National Education Union (NEU) in England and Wales, which threaten disruption to 23,000 schools, are the first of seven days of strikes by the union in February and March amid a pay dispute.
Some parents will be forced to work from home and take leave to look after younger children on Wednesday.
Jonathan Broadbery, director of policy at the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), has warned that the strike could have “quite a serious knock-on effect” for nurseries as staff may struggle to find childcare.
Education Secretary Gillian Keegan met the general secretaries of unions representing teachers and headteachers on Monday, but the talks failed to find a resolution.
Some 300,000 teachers and support staff were asked to vote in the NEU ballot – and more than 127,000 teacher members in England and Wales backed strike action.
The NEU is required by law to provide schools with the number of members that it is calling on to take strike action in each workplace, but the union does not have to provide the names of members.
Headteachers and academy trust bosses are unlikely to know about any extra staff who have joined the NEU in order to strike since the results were announced just over two weeks ago.
Below is a list of schools across Britain’s counties which are partially or fully closed.
It is important you double check your local council website and your child’s school to be certain of their opening status.
Harlington Lower School – closed.
Gothic Mede Academy – closed.
Check the County Council website here for more information on school closures.
Heritage House School – closed.
The Mandeville School – closed.
A full list of schools and whether they are open or closed across Buckinghamshire can be found here.
Schools across Cambridgeshire will be open, partially or fully closed, find out more here or contact your school.
Alderman Payne Primary School – closed
Castle School, Cambridge – open to selected vulnerable and critical worker children
Orchard Park Community Primary School – closed
Shirley Community Primary School – closed
Wheatfields Primary School – closed
There is limited information available for school closures across Cheshire, check with your school for more information.
Cornwall Council has confirmed it won’t publish a list of schools closed as a result of the strike action as it is not an emergency event like bad weather event like snow or a storm.
Liskeard School and Community College has said it will decide on how many students can be at school
Newquay Tretherras has confirmed that it will only be partially open
Camborne Science and International Academy has confirmed it will be only partially open to students
Truro and Penwith College’s Facebook page said it would remain open “and we anticipate minimal disruption to lessons and other student support mechanisms.”
Penrice Academy in St Austell will only be open to Year 11 pupils.
Poltair School in St Austell has confirmed it will only be open to Year 11 students
Redruth School announced that it will remain open for its Year 11 and vulnerable students but closed to all others.
Penair School in Truro will be shut but Year 11 pupils will not be affected.
A huge number of schools across Cumbria are fully and partially closed tomorrow, check this handy map to see if your school is affected.
Aclet Close Nursery School – partially closed.
Acre Rigg Infant School – partially closed.
Bearpark Primary School – open for critical workers and vulnerable children.
Benfieldside Primary School – fully closed.
Burnside Primary School – closed to Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 6 pupils.
Castleside Primary School – fully closed.
Cockfield Primary School – open for critical workers and vulnerable children.
Cockton Hill Infant School – open for critical workers and vulnerable children.
Consett Infant School – partial closure.
Cotsford Infant School -fully closed.
Crook Primary and Nursery School – partial closure.
Deaf Hill Primary and Nursery School -fully closed.
Delves Lane Primary School – partially closed. Nursery, Cherry, Hawthorn, Hazel, Poplar, Willow, Elm and Beech classes will be closed.
Durham Trinity School and Sports College – partial closure.
Hamsterley Primary School – fully closed.
Leadgate Primary School closed to Year 1, Year 3, Year 4 pupils.
Neville’s Cross Primary School – partial closure.
Newker Primary School – fully closed.
North Park Primary School – partial closure. Nursery, Reception and Year 5 will remain open.
Oxclose Primary School – partial closure.
Peases West Primary School – partial closure. Open for Nursery and years 5 and 6.
Roseberry Primary School – partial closure. Open for Y1/2 Doves class.
Shotley Bridge Primary School – partial closure. Closed to classes: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14.
Silver Tree Primary School – partial closure. Open for Y6 pupils
St Anne’s CofE Primary School – partial closure. Reception and Year 1 will remain open.
St Bede’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College – only open to vulnerable pupils.
Sunnybrow Primary School – open all day for Class 1, until 12.30pm for Classes 2 and 3 and closed all day for Class 4.
Yohden Primary School – fully closed.
More school closures across County Durham will be updated here.
Currently nearly 40 schools across Devon will be fully or partially closed.
Fully closed:St Margaret’s Church of England (Aided) Junior School
Uplowman Church Of England Primary School
Whimple Primary School
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Bideford
Partial closure:Withycombe Raleigh Church of England Primary School
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Exmouth
Halberton Primary School
Sidmouth Church Of England (VA) Primary School
Seaton Primary School – closed to the vast majority of children
Cullompton Community College
Tiverton High School
Brixington Primary Academy
Whitchurch Community Primary School
Holsworthy Community College -closed to all students except vulnerable ones and students in year 11
Ilfracombe Church of England Junior School
West Down School
Berrynarbor Church Of England Primary School
Horrabridge Primary and Nursery School (Honiton Community College
Heathcoat Primary School
Atlantic Academy – Closed to Years 8 and 9
Decoy Primary School
Caen Community Primary School
Alphington Primary School
Bowhill Primary School
Ide Primary School
Ottery St Mary Primary School
Copplestone Primary School
Offwell Church Of England Primary School
Haytor View Community Primary School
St James School
St Thomas Primary School
St Gabriel’s Church of England Primary School
More school closures will be announced here.
Check the county council website here for information on school closures across Derbyshire.
All Saints CE School Academy, Weymouth – Partially OpenBeaminster School, Newtown Partially Open
Cranborne Middle School, Wimborne – Partially Open
Lytchett Minster School, Post Green Road – Partially Open
Sandford St Martin CE VA Primary School, Nr Wareham – Partially Open
St Michael’s CE VA Middle School, Wimborne – Partially Open
Yewstock School, Sturminster Newton – Partially Open
Check here for updates on school closures in Dorset.
A full list of the schools which will be closed or partially open can be found here.
Many schools across Essex will be fully or partially shut on Wednesday, a list can be found here.
Dozens of schools in Gateshead will be impacted by strikes, check this list to see if your kids are affected.
Vast numbers of schools across Gloucestershire will be impacted by Wednesday’s strikes.
Check here for updated information on school closures across the county.
Check your borough website or call up your child’s school for more information on school closures.
Tameside – check with your school
Hundreds of schools across Hampshire will be impacted by teacher strikes.
A list of school closures can be found here.
It is unclear how many schools across Herefordshire will be impacted.
Check here for updates on school closures.
You can use this search tool to find out which schools will remain closed in Kent.
A full list of school closures across the whole of Lancashire will be updated here.
Check here for updates on school closures across the county.
Check here for updates on schools in the city of Leicester.
Information on school closures across Lincolnshire can be found here.
People are advised to check with their local authority for information on school closures in your area.
Barking and Dagenham
City of London
Hammersmith & Fulham
Kensington & Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames
Richmond upon Thames
Parents are encouraged to check with their schools across the county.
Archbishop Beck Catholic College – partially open to Year 11.
Gateacre School – fully closed.
Irby Primary School – fully closed.
Kirkby High School – fully closed.
Lawrence Community Primary School – only open o Nursery, Class 2M & Class 5B.
The Liverpool Blue Coat School – fully closed.
St Julie’s Catholic High School – closed to students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.
West Derby School – fully closed.
There are currently no schools set to shut on Wednesday, but check here for updates.
Check Rutland County Council’s website here for updates on whether your kid’s school is closed.
Over 40 schools in Somerset are affected by teachers strikes, check here to see if you’re impacted.
Amington Heath Primary School and Nursery
Codsall Community High School – A Specialist Maths and Computing College
Norton Canes High School
St. John Fisher Catholic College, Newcastle
Check here for school closures as they are announced.
Check Suffolk County Council’s website here, it contains a town search engine to let you know if you child’s school has been affected.
Many schools are likely to be impacted across North, South, East and West Yorkshire – check your local council website form more information.
Hexham Priory School – fully closed
Cleaswell Hill School – partially closed
Embleton Vincent St Edwards C of E Primary School – only open for childcare
Bedlington Stead Lane Primary School – fully closed
Guide Post Ringway Primary School – partial closure, closed for playgroup and nursery as well as Years 2 and 3, except for vulnerable children and for those of vulnerable workers
Seaton Sluice Middle School – fully closed except for vulnerable children
Whytrig Community Middle School – fully closed
Astley Community High School – partial closure
Amble Links First School – only open for Little Pebbles
Barndale House School – restricted classes
Hundreds of schools are affected by teacher strikes on Wednesday.
Check here for details in East Sussex, and click here if you live in West Sussex.
Ashurst CE Primary School in Steyning -fully closed
Billingshurst Primary School – only open to vulnerable pupils
Broadwater CE Primary School – fully closed
Chichester Free School – partially closed
Denton Primary School -fully closed
Elm Grove First School – partially closed: Only those in Hazel (Year 2) Chestnut (Year 6) will be in
Hassocks Infant School -partially closed
Manor Green College – fully closed
Nyewood CE Junior School – fully closed
Ocklynge Junior School – fully closed
Palatine Primary School -fully closed
Polegate School -fully closed
Shelley Primary School – partially open: with Reception, one Year 1 class, Year 2, Year 3, Year 5, Year 6 all closed
Southway Primary School – open only to some vulnerable and other pupils
St Nicolas and St Mary CE Primary School -fully closed
St Mark’s CE Primary School – fully closed
Tanbridge House School – partially closed: only open to pupils in Year 11 and vulnerable pupils
The Angmering School in Littlehampton – partially closed: only open to Year 11 pupils
Upper Beeding Primary School – fully closed
West Green Primary School – partially closed
West Hoathly CofE Primary School – partially closed.
As of 16.20pm on Tuesday, WiltshireLive reported eight schools will be fully and 48 partially closed on Wednesday.
The council cannot provide names of the schools, so check with your one to see if your kids are affected.
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