SCHOOL STRIKE SPECIAL - Hundreds of families affected by walk out

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SCHOOL closures across Horsham with teachers striking in a row over public sector pensions could prove to be the first salvo in a wave of disruption to hit the district.

Hundreds of Horsham district families and thousands across West Sussex are today unable to drop their children off at school because of industrial action by teaching staff.

In Horsham district 25 schools are closed or partially closed and across the county today 142 are shut or running a limited service.

The widespread school disruption follows ballots in favour of strike action by two teachers’ unions.

Follow this site throughout the day for regular updates from across the Horsham district.

Our reporters will be in and around town all day getting the latest, news, views and reaction to the school strikes.

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