Teachers strike 2023: full list of schools closing in Bristol on February 1

Members of the National Education Union are planning a national school walk-out

Dozens of schools across Bristol are to be close or partially close tomorrow (February 1) due to strike action by teachers.

Members of the National Education Union (NEU) will hold a national walk-out in a dispute with the Department for Education over pay. They want more than the five per cent increase offered in wages.

The Government is urging school leaders to use measures like bringing in supply teachers or adopting bigger class sizes to keep schools open on the day, and reduce disruption for parents.

At Redland Green School, headteacher Ben Houghton wrote to parents and pupils last week to inform them of arrangements resulting from the planned industrial action by the NEU on February 1.

Mr Houghton says the school’s planning for the strike has been guided by ‘having to ensure the safety of students and staff whilst respecting the legitimate right of colleagues to take industrial action’.

He said: “Given that we have a large number of teachers who are NEU members and the uncertainty around staff expected in school during the strike day we have concluded that it will not be safe for us to open to all students.

“I have therefore taken the decision that the school will close to all students on Wednesday 1 February with the exception of a small number who we have invited into school on this date. We will be in contact with these parents about arrangements later on today.”

He added: “I acknowledge the disruption and inconvenience that this strike action will have on families and appreciate that this might be frustrating for you. School will re-open to all students on Thursday 2 February.”

Bristol World is updating the list of schools affected by the strike. Please email [email protected] if you are aware of any other Bristol schools planning to close on February 1.

Primary schools confirmed as closing (information provided by NEU)

Air Balloon Hill Primary School, Hillside Road, Bristol

Blaise Primary School, Clavell Road, Henbury (partially closed)

Brunel Field Primary, Arthur Milton Street, Bristol *

Cabot Primary School, Halston Drive, Bristol *

Cheddar Grove Primary School, Cheddar Grove, Bristol (partially closed)

Christ Church Primary, Royal Park, Clifton, Bristol *

Cotham Gardens Primary School, Redland Grove, Bristol *

Easton CE Academy, Beufort Street, Bristol *

Filton Avenue Primary School, Lockleaze Road, Bristol *

Glenfrome Primary, Cottisford Road, Bristol

Hareclive Academy, Moxham Drive, Hartcliffe

Henleaze Junior School, Park Grove, Bristol *

Holy Cross Primary School, Dean Lane, Bristol *

Holymead Primary School, Wick Road, Bristol

Horfield Primary School, Bishop Manor Road, Bristol (partially closed)

Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy, Ilminster Avenue, Bristol

Knowle Park Primary, Queenshill Road, Bristol

North Start School, Rectory Gardens, Bristol *

Parson Street Primary School, Bedminster Road, Bristol *

Perry Court E-Act Academy, Great Hayles Road, Hengrove, Bristol

Sea Mills Primary School, Riverleaze, Bristol

Sefton Park, Ashley Down Road, Bristol

Southville Primary School, Myrtle Street, Southville, Bristol (partially closed)

St Bonaventure’s Primary School, Egerton Road, Bristol *

St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary, Pennwell Road, Bristol *

St Mary Redcliffe Primary, Windmill Close, Bristol *

St Matthias Academy, Leinster Avenue, Bristol

The Dophin School, Bath Buildings, Bristol *

West Town Lane Academy, Weston Town Lane, Bristol

Westbury Park School, Bayswater Avenue, Bristol *

Whitehall Primary School, Johnsons Way, Whitehall, Bristol *

Willow Park Primary School, Park Lane, Bristol

Secondary schools confirmed as closing (information provided by NEU)

Ashton Park School, Blackmoors Lane, Bower Ashton, Bristol

Bristol Cathedral Choir School, College Square, Bristol *

Bristol Free School, Burghill Road, Westbury-on-Tyrm

Bristol Brunel Academy, Speedwell Road, Speedwell, Bristol *

Bristol Metroplitan Academy, Snowden Road, Bristol *

City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol * (Open to Year 11)

Cotham School, Cotham Lawn Road, Bristol *

Fairfield Secondary School, Allfoxton Road, Horfield, Bristol

Merchants Secondary School, Gatehouse Avenue, Bristol *

Oasis Academy, Stockwood Road, Brislington *

Oasis Academy John Williams, Petherton Gardens, Hengrove *

Orchard School, FIlton Road, Horfield *

Redland Green School, Redland Court Road, Bristol *

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, Somerset Square, Bristol (closed Year 7 to 10)

Trinity Academy, Romney Avenue, Bristol *

St Bernadette Secondary School, School House, Fossdale Avenue, Bristol *

St Ursula’s High School, Victoria Street, Bristol

* only open to vulnerable children and those belonging to key workers