BREAKING NEWS: Schools close over strike action

FOUR Horsham district schools have already decided to shut their doors on June 30 as teaching unions agree possible strike action.

Kingslea Primary School, Horsham, Rydon Community College, Pulborough and Steyning Grammar School and St Andrews CofE Primary School, Steyning, will close their doors to pupils on June 30.

Across the county a total of nine schools will be closed, with a further three schools providing limited classes for the day.

West Sussex County Council has launched a section of its website to advise parents on school closures or partial closures.

The strike action follows ballots in favour of industrial action by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

A letter has been sent out to all head teachers outlining how to handle the absence of members of staff due to the industrial action.

Parents are due to be notified of the strikes by letter.

So far the affected schools include:

Aldingbourne Primary School, Chichester, will be closed.

Buckingham Park Primary School, Shoreham By Sea, will be closed.

Holmbush Primary School, Shoreham By Sea, will be closed on Thursday June 30: Barnaby (Year 1), Earhart (Year 2), Columbus (Year 3) and Drake (Year 3).

Kingslea Primary School, Horsham, will be closed.

Rose Green Infant School, Bognor Regis, will be closed

Rydon Community College, Pulborough, will be closed.

Seaside Primary School, Lancing, will be closed.

Sompting Village Primary School, Lancing, will be closed.

Steyning Grammar School, Steyning, will be closed.

St Andrew’s CofE Primary School, Steyning, will be closed.

Swiss Gardens Primary School, Shoreham By Sea, will be completely closed.

Twineham CofE Primary School, Haywards Heath has a planned partial closure on June 30. The school will be open for Ivy and Daisy Class but closed for Buttercup and Poppy Classes.

West Green Primary School, Crawley, will be partially closed with Years 6, 5 and 2 affected.

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