28th June 2023 

Dear parents/carers, 

You will be aware that there have been two further days of national strike action declared by the  NEU on Wednesday 5th July and Friday 7th July. 

The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government over  teachers’ pay. The potential effect will not be restricted to our school, but the impact on each school  will differ. 

We are getting in touch to give you further information about our arrangements for these days.  When making decisions, we have had to consider union membership, staffing levels and how we can  ensure the health and safety of our pupils in school.  

The school will be open for pupils in the following year groups for the 2 strike days: 

  • The Willows- closed to all students

  • Athena- Development students only

  • Pegasus- KS2 only


Vulnerable pupils in Y7, 8, 9 and 10 will also be invited to attend where capacity allows. 


Pupils who have not been invited to attend will need to remain at home on those days. For pupils  not in school, we are not able to provide work for each lesson as the closure is part of an industrial  dispute and the withdrawal of a person’s labour or professional services on that day, however there  are resources available on online on these websites Oak Academy, BBC Bitesize, Seneca and Hegarty Maths. 

Lunch packs will be provided for pupils in receipt of free school meals for whom school is not open.  These will be distributed the day before the strike days as was the case on previous occasions. 

We are sorry that some of you will have to make alternative arrangements for your child. We understand that this situation may be frustrating and we thank you for your support and  understanding.


We are working closely with our staff union representatives to keep up to date with the situation,  and we will inform you as soon as possible if arrangements change further. 

Yours sincerely, 


Victoria O’Farrell