Schools in Observer area closed by strike action


SCHOOLS across the Observer area are set to close or partially close due to strike action tomorrow (Thursday, July 10).

Closures and partial closures are listed alphabetically below.

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Academies may not be included in county lists.

School closures

Aldingbourne Primary School, closed;

Bishop Luffa School, partially closed (closed to pupils Years 8 and 10, classes will take place as normal for Years 7, 9 and 12);

Bosham Primary School, closed;

Chichester Nursery School, partially closed (closed to pupils attending for core sessions only, open for up to threes and children attending extra day care sessions);

Felpham Community College, partially closed (open for Year 7, Year 10 and sixth form);

Fordwater School, partially closed, (classes closed: Ladybirds, Starfish, Otters, Owls, Pandas, Swans, Panthers, Falcons, Eagles and Merlins);

Midhurst Rother College, open but closing at 2.50pm;

The Ormiston Six Villages Academy, partially closed (closed to those in Years 7 and 8, but students in Years 9 and 10 are expected to attend as normal as their lessons will not be disrupted);

Parklands Community Primary School, closed;

Slindon C of E Primary School, partially closed, (closed to youngsters in the Catkin Class (Reception, Years 1 and 2);

South Bersted CofE Primary School, partially closed (open for Reception and Year 5/6 pupils);

St Anthony’s School, partially closed (primary department open as normal, secondary department closed except for 9S and 7B);

The Weald School, partially closed, (open to Years 7, 10 and 12 and closed to Years 8 and 9);

Other services

Carers in day centres, social workers, librarians and teaching assistants are also set to be among thousands of local council and school support workers in West Sussex set to strike on the same day as part of a nationwide action over pay.

Picket lines will be held from 7am until 11am at the six main West Sussex County Council buildings.

One of these will be at Durban House, in Durban Road, Bognor.

Union UNISON is urging the employers to get back to the negotiating table with an offer that recognises the invaluable contribution members make to their local communities.

UNISON South East Regional Head of Local Government, Steve Brazier said: “Council workers have kept on going in the face of four years of draconian government cuts to keep local services in the South East running.

“They care for our elderly and our vulnerable, keep our streets clean and educate and look after our children.

“They deserve better treatment than they have had at the hands of this Government.

“Taking strike action is never easy but our members are sending a clear message to the Government that they have had enough.

“Low paid women make up the backbone of most local councils and they deserve to be paid a decent wage.”

Chichester District Council encouraged residents to visit its website for updates on the strike impacts.

People can also go to for updates.