Seven schools across West Norfolk are either fully or partially closed this morning, Thursday, July 10, because of the latest strike action by teachers.
Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) have joined other public sector unions to stage a co-ordinated day of action in their ongoing dispute with the government over pay, pensions and working conditions.
The schools which are known to be affected so far are:
Fakenham Junior School
Litcham School - Open for years six and 10 only
Reffley Community School - Closed to classes 1A, 1B, 6S and 6W
Swaffham Infant School
Ten Mile Bank Community Primary School
West Winch Primary School - Open for years one and four only
Whitefriars Primary School - Closed to Birch class, Cherry class, Pine class, Poplar class and Oak class.
In total, almost 90 schools across Norfolk have been hit by the walkouts.
Members of six unions representing teachers, firefighters, local government workers and civil servants, are expected to take part in today’s stoppage.
West Norfolk Council has said it does not expect its services to be disrupted, but Norfolk County Council has confirmed the county record office will be shut.
Lynn’s fire station is also expected to be closed during a nine-hour walkout by members of the Fire Brigades’ Union, which begins at 10am.
Their action is the first of nine days of strikes planned by the union this month, with eight successive days of stoppages due to begin on Monday.
And activists will be holding a march, starting from the tax office in County Court Road, to the town centre from noon today for a protest rally.