The majority of maintained schools in Wolverhampton plan to open as usual tomorrow (Tuesday 5 July, 2016) despite industrial action.

Members of the National Union of Teachers are striking as part of a national day of action.

Of the 75 schools in Wolverhampton maintained by the City of Wolverhampton Council, 43 have said they intend to be open as usual.

Eight schools have informed the council that they will be closed tomorrow. They include Whitgreave Infant, East Park Primary, Deyncourt Primary, Eastfield Primary, Christ Church (Church of England) Infant and Nursery, Penn Fields, Penn Hall and Bushbury Hill Primary schools. Four pupil referral units, the Kingston Centre, the Orchard Centre, Midpoint Centre and the Braybrook Centre, will also be closed.

Twenty schools will be partially open tomorrow. They are Springdale Infant, Castlecroft Primary, Westacre Infant, Loxdale Primary, Long Knowle Primary, Wood End Primary, Stow Heath Primary, Lanesfield Primary, Uplands Junior, Woodthorne Primary, St Alban's Church of England Primary, Christ Church (Church of England) Junior, Trinity Church of England Primary, Edward the Elder Primary, Moreton Community, Tettenhall Wood, Graiseley Primary, Goldthorn Park Primary, Dovecotes Primary and St Patrick's Catholic Primary schools.

All other council maintained schools expect to be open as normal tomorrow.

Julien Kramer, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Director of Education, said: "This is national dispute which we hope will be resolved as soon as possible.

"Headteachers and governors are doing everything they can to minimise inconvenience to families and to ensure educational continuity, and we have asked schools to advise parents as soon as is practical what impact it may have on their child so that they can make alternative arrangements where necessary."

Academies are not required to inform the council of any expected disruption, and therefore the council does not have details of any possible closures tomorrow.

  • released: Monday 4 July, 2016