Strike action to affect Chichester schools

The Chichester  Boys High School   Picture  Louise Adams C130824-1
The Chichester Boys High School Picture Louise Adams C130824-1

Schools in the Chichester District are set to be affected by planned strike action.

The industrial action planned by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) is a continuation of protests over pay and pensions.

Fishbourne C of E Primary School will be closed to all pupils.

Bourne Community College in Southbourne will remain open - but only to years 7, 8 and 11.

Simon Liley, head teacher, announced to parents that he ‘cannot safely open the school to all students’.

“Given the short notice period, I would prefer to open the school to our two youngest years in order to support families,” he said.

“Students in years 9 and 10 should continue with their studies at home on March 26 and will find links to many educational sites and subject specific tasks.”

Chichester High School for Boys is set to close.

Chichester High School for Girls will remain open – but only to students in years 7, 11 and sixth form.

Yasmin Maskatiya, head teacher, said: “I realise this creates some difficulties for parents but we are doing our best to maintain services for our exam groups and also the youngest children in our school.

“Some students in Years 7, 11, 12 and 13 may well not have all their teachers for all lessons on that day but we will make appropriate arrangements for them.”

The Academy, Selsey will be closed for years 7, 8 and 9, but open to years 10 and 11.

Bishop Luffa will remain open to all year groups except years 8 and 9.

Seal Primary Academy is set to be open to most year groups – with some of the teachers planning strike action.

Chichester Free School will be open as normal.

The Observer will update the information when more becomes available.

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