Most schools escape industrial action

Published: 25 March 2014

Parents in the borough are being advised to check their school’s website this evening (Tuesday) to get the latest picture on tomorrow’s planned industrial action by teachers.

In total 68 of the borough’s 81 schools will be either fully open or partially open. That figure may rise when final announcements are made by the six schools who have not yet notified the town hall.

The latest figures show that only seven of the borough’s 61 primary schools will be fully closed as a result of strike action. Eighteen primaries will be completely unaffected while 34 others will open, but some lessons or classes may be disrupted. Confirmation from two other primary schools is still awaited.

The primaries that have confirmed they will be closed to all pupils are, Eardley, Furzedown, John Burns, Penwortham, Ravenstone, Sacred Heart in Battersea and Trinity St Mary’s.

Primary and special schools that are expected to be totally unaffected by the strike action and will be fully open as normal include Albemarle, All Saints CE, Allfarthing, Beatrix Potter, Belleville, Bradstow, Eastwood Nursery, Gatton, Greenmead, Griffin, the Hospital & Home Tuition PRU, Honeywell Junior, Linden Lodge, Oak Lodge, Paddock, Somerset Nursery, Southmead, St Anselm’s RC, St George’s CE, St Joseph’s RC, St Michael’s CE, The Alton, Tooting and Wix.    

At secondary level, seven of the borough’s 10 schools will be partially open. Information is still being sought from the last three remaining secondaries.

As well as checking school websites, parents who have provided mobile phone numbers to their children’s schools should also receive an SMS text message direct from schools tomorrow morning confirming the latest picture.

The strike action has been called by the National Union of Teachers.