Updated: Sunday, 21st December 2014 @ 8:17am

Teachers' strike: Parents warned over Greater Manchester school closures – check if it affects you

Teachers' strike: Parents warned over Greater Manchester school closures – check if it affects you

By Kimberly Bond

Parents across Greater Manchester are today being warned that their child’s school may be among the hundreds closed on Thursday due to strike action by teachers.

A day-long strike is expected across Manchester and Liverpool, organised by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT).

The industrial action by the unions, which represent nine out of every 10 teachers in the UK, will see hundreds of schools across the region closed because of the lack of staff.

The unions say the strike is caused by Education Secretary Michael Gove’s failure to     acknowledge the extent of teacher’s dissatisfaction and ‘crumbling morale’.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said: “Unfortunately, despite our willingness to engage constructively to resolve the dispute and avoid strike action, the Secretary of State seems determined to continue arrogantly to disregard the concerns of teachers.

“Teachers, children, young people and parents deserve better than a Secretary of State who prefers reckless game playing to constructive dialogue.”

Christine Blower, General Secretary of the NUT, added: “Responsibility for strike action on June 27 rests firmly with the Secretary of State. He has utterly failed to engage with NASUWT and NUT on the critical issues of our disputes.

“We stand ready to meet the Secretary of State at any time to resolve our disputes. It is now for the Secretary of State to approach this dispute in a serious and constructive manner to achieve a resolution.”

 

Bollin Primary School in Bowdon, Altrincham, is one such school set to close this week – headteacher Adam Gifford sent a letter out, seen by Mancunian Matters, to parents last Tuesday.

It read: "The decision to close the school or send pupils home is never taken lightly, but in this instance, where staff have elected to take lawful industrial action, we have no choice but to take appropriate steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all pupils."

 

The strike is likely to cause disruption across the Greater Manchester area as parents rush to arrange childcare for the day.

Parents are being asked by local authorities to check the website of their child’s school for up to date information about the strike.

Here is a break down of which schools will be affected across Greater Manchester. This will be updated as we collate the information


Salford school closures

Primary schools

Boothstown Methodist Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013

Cadishead Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Christ Church CE School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Partially closed due to industrial action.
Christ The King RC Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013 to 28 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for the following year groups - reception, year one, year three, year four, year five and year six.
Clarendon Road Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for the following classes - reception (Miss Tattersall), year 1 (Mrs Thompson and Mrs Champion/Grainger) year 2 (Mrs Young and Miss Glenn), year 3/4 (Mrs Donnelly) and year 4 (Mrs Wise). All other classes are open and will not be affected.
Ellenbrook Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Fiddlers Lane Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Grosvenor Road Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Hilton Lane Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for the following year groups - nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6.
Holy Cross and All Saints RC School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for all year groups except year 6 who wil be attending the school trip on this date as arranged.
Holy Family RC Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for the following year groups - nursery, reception, year 4, year 5.
Irlam Endowed Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for the following year groups - year 3, year 4, year 5 and year 6. Pupils in nursery, reception, language resource, year 1 and year 2 should attend school as normal.
James Brindley Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Lewis Street Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Year 5 is the only class that will remain open. Year 5 children should be in school for 8.55am.
Light Oaks Junior School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Monton Green Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Moorfield Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed only for year groups reception and year 1.
Mossfield Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Primrose Hill Community Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for the following year groups Y1/2P and Y3/4C.
River View Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: The school will be open for year 2 care, year 2 readers, year 3 responsible, year 4 problem solvers, LRU KS1 and LRU KS2.
St Andrews CE Boothstown Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
St Augustine's CE Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for all classes except for year 3. Three teaching staff and all teaching assistants will be in school.
St Edmund's RC Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
St Joseph the worker RC
Closed from 27 June 2013
St Luke's CE Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for the following year groups - reception 1, year 1, year 2, year 3, year 4 and year 5. Three classes are not affected by the closure and will be open for pupils to attend. These classes will be nursery, reception 2 and year 6.
St Luke's RC Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Partially closed due to industrial action.
St Mark's CE Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
St Mary's CE Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Key Stage 2 only closed. The rest of the school is open as usual.
St Mary's RC Primary School (Swinton)
Closed from 27 June 2013 to 28 June 2013
St Paul's CE (Heathside) Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
St Philip's CE Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Partial closure for reception class and language resources only. The school is open for all other classes as usual.
St Sebastian's RC Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Summerville Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for the following year groups only - reception, year 1, year 4 and year 5.
The Friars Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Willow Tree Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013 to 28 June 2013
Closure reason: Closed for all classes except year 6 which will be open as normal.


Secondary schools
Harrop Fold School Closed from 27 June 2013 Closure reason: Closed for all students. The building will remain open.
Irlam and Cadishead High School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Oasis Academy MediaCityUK
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: The building will remain open for staff.
St Ambrose Barlow RC High School
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: The building will remain open for staff. Note: The school will be open for new intake evening on 27 June starting at 7.00 pm.
St Patrick's RC High School and Arts College
Closed from 27 June 2013
Walkden High School
Closed from 27 June 2013


Special schools
New Park High School Closed from 27 June 2013

Springwood Primary School
Closed from 27 June 2013

Pupil referral units
The Canterbury Centre
Closed from 27 June 2013

The Clifton Centre
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: The centre will be closed to pupils but open to staff not involved in the action.
The New Broadwalk - PRU
Closed from 27 June 2013
Closure reason: The school will be open to staff not involved in the action but closed to all pupils.


Greater Manchester school closures (this will be updated)


Manchester Academy
Our Lady’s R.C. College
Broadoak Primary school
The Co-operative Academy Manchester
Radclyffe School
Whalley Range 11-18 High School
Stretford High school
St Mary’s C of E Primary School
St Mary’s R.C. Primary School Swinton
Gorsefield primary school
St Gabriel’s
Astley Sports College
St Vincent’s R.C. Primary School (Rochdale)
St Anthony’s R.C. Primary School
Swinton High School
Alma Park
Cheetham CE Community Academy
St Margaret’s C of E Primary school
Flixton Girls School
Rose Bridge High
St William of York R.C. Primary school
Wade Deacon High School
Cheadle Hulme High School
Ursuline Primary School
Alkrington Primary School, Rochdale
Parrs Wood High School Manchester
Woodfall Primary School
Heald Place primary School
Wilmslow High School


Stockport – the following schools are closed, you should check your school’s website or stockport.gov.uk for information on others that will be open to some year groups or classes.


Abingdon Primary School
All Saints Church of England Primary School
Bradshaw Hall Primary School
Bridge Hall Primary School
Great Moor Infant School
Harrytown Catholic High School
Hazel Grove Primary School
Highfields Inclusion Partnership
Ladybridge Primary School
Lane End Primary School
Lark Hill Nursery School
Lum Head Primary School
Marple Hall School - A Specialist Language College
Moat House
Nevill Road Infant School
Nevill Road Junior School
Outwood Primary School
Pownall Green Primary School
Priestnall School
Romiley Primary School
St Annes Roman Catholic High School
St Georges’ Church of England Primary School
St James’ Catholic High School - A Specialist Humanities College
St Mark’s Church of England Primary School
St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School
St Philip’s Catholic Primary School Closed
St Thomas’ Church of England Primary School
St Winifred’s Roman Catholic Primary School,
Stockport School
The Kingsway School
The Pendlebury Centre
Thorn Grove Primary School
Vale View Primary School
Werneth School
Westmorland Primary School


Bury

Primary schools

All Saints CE Primary - part closed

Butterstile Primary - closed to all pupils

Chantlers Primary - part closed

Chapelfield Primary School - closed to all pupils

Chesham Primary - closed to all pupils

Christ Church Ainsworth CE primary - closed to all pupils

East Ward Primary - closed to all pupils

Elton Primary - Yr 4/5 mixed class open

Fairfield Primary - Yr 4 closed only

Gorsefield Primary - closed to all pupils

Greenhill Primary - part closed

Greenmount Prmary - open for Year 6 only

Hazelhurst Primary - part closed

Heaton Park Primary - part closed

Higher Lane Primary - part closed

Hollins Grundy Primary - part closed

Mersey Drive Primary - part closed. Foundation Unit and Bridges closed

Old Hall Primary - part closed

Our Lady of Grace RC Primary - part closed

Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary - part closed

Park View Primary - closed to all pupils

Peel Park Primary School

Radcliffe Primary - closed to all pupils

Ribble Drive Primary - part closed

Sedgley Park Primary - part closed

Springside Primary - EYFS/Yr1/Yr 6 closed

St Andrew's CE Primary, Radcliffe - closed to all pupils

St Andrew's CE Primary, Ramsbottom - Yrs 2 and 6 open

St Bernadette's RC Primary - closed to all pupils

St Hilda's CE Primary - part closed

St John with St Mark CE Primary - part closed

St Joseph and St Bede RC Primary - one class open only

St Joseph's RC Primary, Ramsbottom - part closed

St Luke's CE Primary - closed to all pupils

St Margaret's CE Primary - closed to all pupils

St Marie's RC Primary - closed to all pupils

St Mary's RC Primary, Radcliffe - part closed

St Thomas' CE Primary - part closed

St Michael's RC Primary - open for the Year 5 class only

Summerseat Methodist Primary - open for classes 1/3/4 and class 2 (pm only)

Sunny Bank Primary - part closed

Unsworth Primary - part closed

Wesley Methodist Primary - part closed

Woodbank Primary - open to Year 6 pupils only

 

Secondary schools

Broad Oak - closed to all pupils

Bury CE High - closed to all pupils

Castlebrook High - closed to all pupils

Parrenthorn High - closed to all pupils

Philips High - closed to all pupils

Prestwich Arts College - closed to all pupils

St Gabriel's RC High - closed to all pupils

St Monica's RC High - closed to all pupils

The Derby High - closed to all pupils

The Elton High School - closed to all pupils

Tottington High - closed to all pupils

Woodhey High School - closed to all pupils

 

Special schools

Millwood Primary Special School - closed to all pupils

Elms Bank Specialist Arts College - closed to all pupils

 

 

 


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