School strikes in Manchester: Which schools will be closed or partly closed as a result of the strike action?

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Many classrooms across Manchester are shutting on Wednesday as education staff take strike action in a dispute over pay.

Teachers across Manchester are on strike on Wednesday (1 February) as part of a national dispute over pay. The National Education Union (NEU), which says it has 14,720 members in 1,200 workplaces across Greater Manchester, balloted for strike action as it seeks a fully-funded pay rise which is above inflation and action to reverse what it says is years of lost pay and real-terms cuts.

Schools across the city have been making plans for the strike day, with many having to fully or partially close their doors depending on how many of their employees are in the NEU and intending to take part in the walkout.

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Here is what some schools across Manchester have said they are doing on Wednesday:

Abraham Moss Community School. The Crumpsall school is only open to year six and year 11 pupils as well as individuals identified by the school, whose families are being contacted directly.

All Saints Primary School, Gorton. Only reception pupils are in school from 1.15pm to 3.30pm.

Armitage CE Primary School, Ardwick. Reception 2, 4TB, 5DB and 6APS are in, all other pupils are not.

Baguley Hall Primary School. The Zebras, R/1, 2J and 6S classes are the only ones in.

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Bowker Vale Primary School. The school is part closed, with separate arrangements for each class set out in a letter by the headteacher on the website.

Cheetwood Community Primary School. The school is closed.

Co-op Academy North Manchester. Only year 11 pupils are in.

Manchester Academy. Year 11 students are attending and vulnerable pupils are being invited in.

Manchester Enterprise Academy. The school is closed.

Our Lady’s RC High School, Blackley. The school is closed to all year seven, eight, nine and 10 pupils.

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St Andrew’s CE Primary School, Levenshulme. Only vulnerable pupils are in.

St Paul’s Catholic High School, Wythenshawe. Year seven to year nine New Horizons pupils are be in as normal and year 11 pupils are in to sit mock GCSE exams.

Trinity Church of England High School. The school is closed.

William Hulme’s Grammar School. The primary part of the school is open to the nursery class (Miss Fletcher-Orr), both Reception classes, 1B, 2A, 3R and 5P. Only year 11 pupils in the secondary part are in, and only year 13 students in the sixth form are attending. All pupils not in school have remote learning tools to access or are expected to work independently.

  • Schools are expected to advise parents directly on any impacts on their classes, so it is worth checking with your child’s school in advance of their plans on strike day.

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