LISTED: Schools closed in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole due to strikes

LISTED: Schools closed in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole due to strikes
LISTED: Schools closed in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole due to strikes

MULITPLE schools across the conurbation will be closed on Wednesday, February 1, due to national strike action.

Members of the National Education Union (NEU) are due to walk out over a dispute with the government.

The Department for Education has offered a five per cent pay rise to most teachers for the current school year, but the NEU is demanding a fully funded above-inflation pay rise for teachers.

Teacher members of the NEU in sixth form colleges in England, who have already been balloted and taken strike action in recent months, will join the walkouts in a separate but linked dispute.

The strike action is going to impact schools in the BCP Council area.

Most schools reportedly have letters to parents published on their websites, while the local authority has said some schools may find fewer staff on site when schools open on Wednesday, due to illness or late notification of strike action.

The council has issued the following details on which schools will be closed, open and partially open on Wednesday, February 1. This information was accurate as of 6pm on Tuesday, January 31.

Schools that are closed

(Some of the schools have made exceptions for very small groups, or exceptions for agreed vulnerable groups)

  • Bishop St Aldhelm’s Primary

  • Corpus Christi Primary

  • The Grange Secondary

  • Highcliffe Secondary

  • Kingsleigh Primary

  • King’s Park Academy

  • Mudeford Juniors

  • The Priory Primary

  • The Quay School

  • Queen’s Park Academy

  • St Joseph’s Poole Primary

  • St Mark's Primary

  • Twynham Secondary

  • Winton Primary

Schools that are expected to be open as usual

  • Avonwood Primary

  • Baden-Powell and St Peter's Junior

  • Bearwood Primary

  • Broadstone First

  • Bournemouth Collegiate School

  • Burton Primary

  • Christchurch Infants

  • Connie Rothman Learning Trust

  • Courthill Infants

  • Hamworthy Park

  • Heathlands Primary Academy

  • Jewell Academy

  • Kinson Academy

  • Lilliput Church of England Infant School

  • Livingstone Road Infants

  • The Lion Works School

  • Merley First

  • Moordown St John’s Primary

  • Mudeford Infants

  • Ocean Academy Primary

  • Old Town Infants and Nursery

  • Pokesdown Community Primary

  • Queen’s Park Infant Academy

  • Somerford Primary

  • Springdale First

  • St Joseph’s Christchurch Primary

  • St Katharine’s Primary

  • St Michael’s Primary

  • St Walburga’s Primary

  • Stanley Green Infant Academy

  • Stourfield Infants

  • Talbot House Preparatory School

  • Twin Sails Infants

  • Winchelsea Special

Schools that are partially open

(At least one class or year group has been asked to work from home)

  • Ad Astra Infants Poole

  • Avonbourne Girls and Boys Academy

  • Bayside Academy

  • The Bishop of Winchester Academy

  • The Bourne Academy

  • Bournemouth School

  • Bournemouth School for Girls

  • Broadstone Middle - will close early

  • Canford Heath Infants and Juniors

  • Christ the King Primary

  • Christchurch Juniors

  • Christchurch Learning Centre Secondary

  • Corfe Hills Secondary

  • Cornerstone Secondary

  • Elm Academy Primary

  • The Epiphany School Primary

  • Glenmoor Academy

  • Haymoor Juniors

  • Heatherlands Primary

  • Highcliffe St Mark’s Primary

  • Hillview Primary

  • Hillbourne Primary

  • Leaf Studio

  • Linwood Special School - some classes closed, parents informed

  • Livingstone Junior

  • Longfleet Primary

  • Longspee Academy - some changes on all settings, contact the school for more information

  • Magna Academy

  • Malmesbury Park Primary

  • Manorside Primary Academy

  • Montacute Special

  • Muscliff Primary School

  • The Nigel Bowes Academy

  • Oak Academy Secondary

  • Oakdale Juniors

  • Parkfield

  • Parkstone Grammar

  • Poole Grammar

  • Poole High School

  • Queen's Park Academy

  • St Aldhelm’s Academy

  • St Edward’s Secondary

  • St Luke’s Primary

  • St Mark’s Primary

  • St Peter’s Primary Phase

  • St Peter’s Secondary Phase

  • Talbot Primary

  • Tregonwell Academies

  • Winchelsea School

  • Winton Academy.