School strikes in Birmingham: Which schools will be closed or partly closed as a result of teacher strikes?

Schools in Birmingham have been making preparations ahead of the teachers’ strikes over pay and underfunding in schools

In Birmingham, members of the NEU have voted to strike on February 1, March 1 March 15 and March 16 and headteachers are looking at what measures they can take to ensure children can go to school as normal that day.

Some schools may only be impacted in a small way but others may have to tell parents that their children will need to remain at home because there are not enough members of staff to safely look after them.

The first mass walkout will take place on 1 February, to coincide with the Trades Union Congress’s national “protect the right to strike” day of action, followed by a series of regional strikes later in the month.

The country’s biggest teaching union, which has about 450,000 members, previously rejected a 5% pay rise offered by the government. It is pursuing its claim for a fully funded, above-inflation pay rise.

Closed/partly closed

These schools in Birmingham which have announced they will close or partly close on Wednesday, February 1:

Q3 Academy Great Barr: Partly closed

The school will operate online learning for pupils on February 1. The school said the other main teaching union, NASUWT, has directed its members not to cover lessons of those teachers on strike.

A statement from the academy, read: “Students should open Google Classroom from 9am where they will see announcements in their stream if their normal timetabled lesson will be taught online by those members of staff who are not on strike. Materials will be posted after the lesson time should any students be unable to join the live lesson.”

Tile Cross Academy: partly closed

The school will be closed to year groups except year 7 and 11 and children of key workers

Plantbrook School: partly closed

The school will be closed on February 1, but will be open for children of key workers.

Arden Primary School: Closed

Greet Primary School: Closed

St Chad’s Catholic Primary School: Partly closed

Closed for year 4 and 5.

Woodhouse Primary Academy: Partly closed

Harborne Academy: partly closed

Open for years 11 and 7

Kings Norton Boys School - closed for inset day

Stockland Green School: - partly closed

The school will be open for years 7 and 11 only

John Willmott School - partly closed

The Arthur Terry School - partly closed

St Edmund Campion Catholic School - partly closed


The schools in Birmingham which have announced they will be staying open on February 1 will be listed below:

North Birmingham Academy: Open - final decision yet to be made

A statement from the school, said: “Teachers have the right to strike, and we fully respect that right, but we will do all we can to mitigate any disruption to the school. We plan to keep as many pupils in classes as possible by using staff who are not on strike, combining classes if we have to and also having online teaching as a safety net.

“We are working through the likely impact at the moment and will confirm with parents and carers as soon as possible. Our priorities will be the students taking exams this year but also pupils in vulnerable categories and those with critical worker parents, for example, NHS workers.”

Anderton Park, Balsall Heath: Open

Quinton Church Primary School: Open

More schools will be added to the lists as arrangements are confirmed - compile