Schools across Nantwich and surrounding villages will be hit by the national teachers strike this week.

Several primary schools in the town are having to close some year group classes on Thursday (June 27), while others remain open.

Brine Leas Academy will be open as normal for all years, but Malbank School and Sixth Form College is only open for year 12 students. Shavington High School will be closed for all pupils.

Acton C of E Primary is open to all groups apart from years 2 and 3.

Bridgemere C of E is open as normal, as is Bunbury, but Calverley Primary will be closed to years 4, 5 and 6.

Highfields Community School is only open to foundation year, and years 2 and 5, while Millfields Primary and Nursery will be closed to nursery children and years 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Weaver Primary also has a partial closure, with years 2, 3, 4 and 6 not in school.

Wybunbury Delves is only open to reception and year 2 classes, and Wyche Primary will be closed to nursery, year 1, 3 and 4 children.

Stapeley Broad Lane C of E, St Oswald’s Worleston, Shavington Primary School and Sound and District Primary will all be open as normal to all pupils.

Willaston Primary is also open to all pupils, as are Wistaston Church Lane and Wistaston Green primaries.

Schools yet to confirm include Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley, St Anne’s Catholic Primary in Nantwich, and Wrenbury Primary.

The strike is being led by the two biggest teaching unions, the NUT and NASUWT, in a protest over changes to pay and pensions, cuts on education spending.

NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said: “The move to strike action is a manifestation of the anger and frustration of teachers at the failure of the government to seek to address the deep concerns of the profession.”

But a spokesperson for the Department of Education said: “We are very disappointed the NUT and NASUWT have decided to take strike action, which less than a quarter of teachers actually voted for.

“Industrial action will disrupt pupils’ education, hugely inconvenience parents and damage the profession’s reputation in the eyes of the public at a time when our reforms are driving up standards across the country.

“We have met frequently with the NUT and NASUWT to discuss their concerns and will continue to do so.”

See Cheshire East Council website here for updates on local school closures

One Comment

  1. Julie Richardson says:

    Wyche Primary was not mentioned?
    Wyche Primary school is closed to Nursery, Year 1 and Year 3/4. All other classes are in school as normal.

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