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Trying your Best Equals Success
If you Believe you will Achieve

NEU Teacher Strike: Partial School Opening Wednesday 5th July & Friday 7th July

Additional teacher strike days have been confirmed for Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th July when National Education Union (NEU) teachers will be striking at both national and regional level, in protest of teachers’ pay and conditions and school funding.


We can confirm that the following classes will be open on these days:

• Nursery: Gold (both days)

• Year 1: Beech (both days)

• Year 2 Rowan (both days)

• Year 2 Oak (Wednesday only)

• Year 3 Elm (both days)

• Year 5 Palm (both days)

• Year 6 Holly, Hazel (both days)

• Year 6 Cherry (Wednesday only)


Arrangements have been made with Chartwells, our school meals provider, to provide vouchers for those children entitled to a benefit related free school meal whose classes will be closed due strike action. Vouchers can be collected from the school office between 8am and 1pm on each of the strike days. A hot lunch will be provided for children who receive a school meal and whose classes remain unaffected by the strike.


Breakfast and Afterschool Forest Club will remain open to children whose classes are op


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