At Least 33 of Borough's Schools to Close on Thursday

But most special schools will stay open during strike

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At least 33 of Hammersmith and Fulham's schools are expected to close on Thursday, June 30, due to the one day strike by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

However, eight schools, including most of the borough’s special schools, will be open with nine partially opening, and a handful have still to confirm their plans.

Here is a list of the closures announced so far:

Closed

All Saints 
Avonmore 
Bayonne 
Bentworth 
Brackenbury 
Cambridge School 
Flora Gardens 
Fulham 
Fulham Cross 
Greenside 
Holy Cross 
Hurlingham & Chelsea 
Jack Tizard School 
James Lee 
Kenmont 
Lady Margaret 
Langford 
Larmenier & Sacred Heart 
Lena Gardens 
Melcombe 
Old Oak 
Pope John 
Queens Manor 
Sacred Heart 
Sir John Lillie 
St Johns of Walham Green 
St Pauls 
St Peters 
St Thomas 
Sulivan 
The Good Shepherd 
Vanessa 
Wendell Park

Open

Canberra 
Primary Pupil Referral Unit 
Queensmill (primary and secondary) 
St Augustine's 
St Marys 
St Stephens 
William Morris 
Woodlane High

Partial closures

John Betts - Closed to children in Rec, Y2 & Y6 
Phoenix - Closed to children in Y7, Y8, Y9 & Y10 
Wormholt Park - Closed to children Rec to Y6 - nursery classes open 
The Bridge Academy - Closed to Y10 
New Kings - KS2 Closed, KS1 & Early Years Open 
Randolph Beresford - Main school closed. Under 3s open. Drop in open. Offering one day play scheme for working parents 
Normand Croft - C3 & C4 primary, 2 nursery classes and U3s will remain open 
Miles Coverdale - Classes closed are Language Unit and YR5 pupils

Hammersmith & Fulham council meanwhile is calling on teachers and staff in the borough’s schools to do everything they can to keep their building open during the strike.

Cllr Helen Binmore Cllr Helen Binmore, cabinet member for children's services, said that her top priority is the education of children in the borough and that local pupils should not suffer.

Cllr Binmore said: " We have suggested to the schools that, as the strike is a foreseen closure, they should consider offering their pupils an additional day's education where possible.

" However, we hope that some schools will stay open with help from school support staff, governors and parent volunteers who have up-to-date CRB checks. The welfare of our children is the most important thing and schools have carried out health and safety risk assessments based on the number of staff likely to be at work before deciding whether to close or remain open."

The council says all schools are contacting parents to tell them of their plans, and the council will also be publishing details of which schools are affected as soon as details become available here.

This is to allow parents can make alternative childcare arrangements if necessary. Parents are also being strongly advised to check their school’s website on Wednesday evening and also, if possible, on Thursday morning.

June 29, 2011