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The headteacher of a Nantwich Academy has warned the school may have to shut if teachers walk out on strike.

Andrew Cliffe, head of Brine Leas School on Audlem Road, has written to parents of the 1,000+ students as strike action looms on July 5.

Mr Cliffe said: “At this stage, I am uncertain as to the impact on the school.

“Depending on numbers of staff choosing to take part in the strike action, I may need to wholly or partially close the school.”

Other schools in the Nantwich and Crewe areas could also be hit.

Cheshire East Council is currently compiling a list of schools that will be partially or fully hit by the daly-long action.

The strike strike action by the National Union of Teachers is over pay, working conditions and school funds.

NUT members will walk out first on Tuesday July 5, after 91% of those who voted backed the action. The turnout was 25%.

NUT deputy general secretary Kevin Courtney said teachers could not go on without seeing significant change.

The government said it was disappointed and was committed to formal talks.

The action is the next step in the union’s long-running dispute with the government and will affect in schools in England and Wales.

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  1. Is it shut tommorow my son in year 9

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