School closures

The following schools have informed the council that they will be closed on Wednesday 26 March if the planned teachers’ strike goes ahead:

Aldrington CofE Primary School
Balfour Primary School
Benfield Primary
Bevendean Primary School
Brackenbury Primary School
Brighton & Hove Pupil Referal Unit
Carden Primary School
Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Carlton Hill Primary School
The Cedar Centre
Coldean Primary School
Coombe Road Primary School
Davigdor Infant School
Dorothy Stringer School
Downs Infant School
Downs Park 
Downs View Special
Elm Grove Primary
Fairlight Primary School
Goldstone Primary School
Hangleton Infants School
Hangleton Junior School
Hertford Infant and Nursery School
Hertford Junior School
Hillside School
Homewood College
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre
Longhill High School
Middle Street Primary School
Mile Oak Primary School
Moulsecoomb Primary School
Patcham Infant
Patcham Junior
Patcham High
Peter Gladwin Primary School
Queen's Park Primary School
Royal Spa Nursery School
Rudyard Kipling Primary School
St Andrew's CofE Primary School
St Bartholomew’s CofE Primary
St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School
St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School
St Luke's Primary School
St Margaret's CofE Primary School, Rottingdean
St Mark's CofE Primary School
St Martin's CofE Primary School
St Mary Magdalen Primary School
St Mary's Catholic Primary School
St Paul's CofE Primary School
St Peter's Community Primary School
Saltdean Primary
Somerhill Junior School
Stanford Infant
Stanford Junior
Varndean School
Woodingdean Primary
West Blatchington Primary and Nursery School
Westdene Primary School
Woodingdean Primary School
West Hove Junior School 

The following schools have informed the council that they will be partially open to some classes or year groups on Wednesday 26 March if the planned teachers’ strike goes ahead. Details will be available from the school:

Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College
Cottesmore St Mary’s RC Primary
Our Lady of Lourdes RC School
St Joseph’s RC Primary
St Nicolas CoE Primary
West Hove Infant School

The following schools have informed the council that they will be open:

Patcham House Special School

 


Decisions regarding school closures in the event of strike action are made by the headteachers and governors of individual schools, not the council. The council strongly encourages all schools to stay open in the event of a strike if at all possible, and head teachers always seek to keep their schools open if they can.

However, when a strike occurs head teachers and governors must make careful management decisions about whether there will be sufficient staff on site to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all the children.

A decision to close is never taken lightly.