Most Brighton and Hove schools to close as teachers strike – check our list

Posted On 25 Mar 2014 at 7:16 pm

Most schools in Brighton and Hove are due to close when teachers take part in a national strike tomorrow (Wednesday 26 March).

A full list of which schools have announced they are open, partially open or closed is detailed below.

The strike has been called by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) primarily over performance-related pay and pension changes.

A rally is due to take place at the Brighthelm Centre in North Road, Brighton, at 11.30am tomorrow.

Many of those taking part will be marching from three meeting points – Hove Town Hall, Blakers Park and Saunders Park – at 10.30am.

Some teachers are expected to give out leaflets at Brighton Station from 6.30am, explaining why they are on strike.

And some are planning to set up a picket line at BHASVIC (Brighton, Hove and Sussex VI Form College) at 8.30am.

Phil Clarke, of Lewes, Eastbourne and Wealden NUT, said: “Parents should direct their understandable frustration at the disruption our strike causes directly at the government.

“By attacking teachers rather than supporting them, the government risks the long-term future of quality education in this country.

“Pay cuts of 15 per cent, on top of 60-hour weeks and being made to work until 68 make the job increasingly unattractive.

“Already nearly 50 per cent of teachers don’t last five years in the job.

“We need to retain and develop teachers not drive them out of the profession.

“Education Secretary Michael Gove hasn’t even turned up to the talks held to avert this action.

“The quicker the government realises that it needs to work and negotiate with us as professionals the sooner these strikes will be over.”

Secondary schools and sixth form colleges

Primary and other schools

Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Decisions regarding school closures in the event of strike action are made by the head teachers and governors of individual schools, not the council.

“The council strongly encourages all schools to stay open in the event of a strike if at all possible and head teachers always seek to keep their schools open if they can.

“However, when a strike occurs head teachers and governors must make careful management decisions about whether there will be sufficient staff on site to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all the children.

“A decision to close is never taken lightly.”

  1. Mr Smith Reply

    it did not seem any different to any other day … it was a massive list of schools closed / Partly closed i went in to town and noticed a few parents with youngsters but really WHY oh why did the teachers N U T go out on strike again …

  2. Mr Smith Reply

    it did not seem any different to any other day … it was a massive list of schools closed / Partly closed i went in to town and noticed a few parents with youngsters but really WHY oh why did the teachers N U T go out on strike again …

  3. Mr Smith Reply

    it did not seem any different to any other day … it was a massive list of schools closed / Partly closed i went in to town and noticed a few parents with youngsters but really WHY oh why did the teachers N U T go out on strike again …

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