17 schools closed as teachers go on strike

Striking teachers from across North Tyneside and Northumberland meeting at the Monument in Newcastle. GM035789
Striking teachers from across North Tyneside and Northumberland meeting at the Monument in Newcastle. GM035789

Dozens of schools in North Tyneside are closed today (Wednesday) as teachers strike over pay, pensions and conditions.

Hundreds of schoolchildren are being affected as members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) take part in the action.

Union members have described the national walkout as a ‘last resort’.

Some school have closed their doors altogether while others remain open or are partially closed.

The schools which are closed in the borough are:

• Amberley Community Primary School, Killingworth;

• Battle Hill Primary School;

• Benton Dene Primary School, Benton;

• Coquet Park First School, Whitley Bay;

• Holy Cross RC Primary School, Wallsend;

• Monkhouse Primary School, North Shields;

• Monkseaton Middle School;

• Percy Main Primary School;

• Redesdale Primary School, Wallsend;

• Richardson Dees Primary School, Wallsend;

• Spring Gardens Primary School, North Shields;

• St Bartholomew’s CoE Primary School, Longbenton;

• St Mary’s RC Primary School, Forest Hall;

• St Stephen’s RC Primary School, Longbenton;

• Waterville Primary School, North Shields;

• Western Community Primary School, Wallsend;

• Whitley Lodge First School, Whitley Bay.

A number of other schools are partially open today. They are:

• Backworth Park Primary School;

• Balliol Primary School;

• Beacon Hill School;

• Benton Dene School;

• Burnside Business & Enterprise College;

• Burradon Community Primary School;

• Christ Church CofE Primary School;

• Collingwood Primary School;

• Fordley Community Primary School;

• Forest Hall Primary School;

• George Stephenson Community High School ;

• Greenfields Primary School;

• Hadrian Park Primary School;

• Holystone Primary School;

• Langley First School;

• Longbenton Community College;

• Marine Park First School;

• Monkseaton High School;

• Moorbridge PRU;

• Rockcliffe First School;

• Seaton Burn Community College;

• Shiremoor Primary School;

• Silverdale School;

• Southridge First School;

• St Bernadette’s RC Primary School;

• St Columba’s RC Primary School;

• St Joseph’s RC Primary School;

• St Mary’s RC Primary School, North Shields;

• Star of the Sea RC Primary;

• Stephenson Memorial Primary School;

• Valley Gardens Middle School;

• Wallsend St Peters CofE Primary School;

• Wellfield Middle School;

• Westmoor Primary School;

• Whitehouse Primary School;

• Whitley Bay High School;

• Woodlawn School.