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Nearly all Camden schools close doors as teachers go on strike

10:26 26 March 2014

NUT members will take strike action today over pay and pension changes (Picture: PA)

NUT members will take strike action today over pay and pension changes (Picture: PA)

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Most schools across Camden have closed or partially closed today as part of a national teachers’ strike.

All of the borough’s secondary schools have partially closed and are only offering classes for those preparing for GCSE or A-Level exams.

Most primary schools have also closed their doors, including Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School in Hampstead and Brookfield Primary School in Highgate.

Twelve primaries have remained open, including Christ Church Primary School in Hampstead, with six partially closed.

The disruption is part of a nationwide teachers’ strike by members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).

They have staged the walkout over pay, pensions and workload disputes.

Many of Camden’s teaching staff will also join thousands of union members preparing to march from the BBC’s Broadcasting House to Westminster, where a rally will be held.

A spokesman for Camden’s NUT branch said: “The NUT regrets calling this action but we feel we’ve been left with no option after every attempt at dialogue has been thrown back in our face.”

The NUT called the strike to campaign against teachers working longer hours, the government’s introduction of performance-related pay and changes to their pensions from April 2015, that mean teachers will have to work until they are 68 or older.

In Camden, every classroom teacher has retired by the age of 63, according to an NUT spokesman.

The full list of schools closed in Camden today:

Secondary schools

Haverstock School, Chalk Farm - Partially closed. There are no classes but there is some study provision for pupils in Years 11, 12 and 13.

Parliament Hill School, Highgate Road - Partially closed. Only sixth-form students and Year 11 pupils will be in school.

Regent High, Somers Town - Partially closed, only open for sixth-form students and Year 11 pupils.

Hampstead School, Cricklewood - Partially closed. Some classes are on offer for Year 11, 12 and 13 students.

Acland Burghley School, Tufnell Park - Partially closed. Some classes for Year 11, 12 and 13 students.

Camden School for Girls, Camden Town - Partially closed. Lessons for sixth-form pupils.

Maria Fidelis Roman Catholic Convent School, Euston - Partially closed. Open for Year 7, 11 and sixth-formers only.

William Ellis School, Highgate Road - Partially closed. Open for Year 11 pupils only.

La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School, Highgate Road - Partially closed. There will be classes for Year 8, 11 and sixth-form students.

Primary schools

Thomas Coram Early Childhood Centre, Bloomsbury - Closed.

St Luke’s Church of England School, Hampstead - Open.

Abacus Belsize Primary School, Belsize Park - Open.

Argyle Primary School, Bloomsbury - Closed.

Beckford Primary School, West Hampstead - Closed.

Brecknock Primary School, Kentish Town - Closed.

Brookfield Primary School, Highgate - Closed.

Carlton Primary School, Kentish Town - Partially closed.

Edith Neville Primary School, St Pancras - Not known.

Fleet Primary School, Gospel Oak - Closed.

Hawley Infant School, Camden Town - Closed.

Netley Primary School, St Pancras - Closed.

New End Primary School, Hampstead - Closed.

Primrose Hill School, Primrose Hill - Closed.

Rhyl Primary School, Kentish Town - Partialy closed with nine classes open.

Richard Cobden Primary School, Mornington Crescent - Closed.

Torriano Junior School, Kentish Town - Closed.

Torriano Infant School, Kentish Town - Closed.

Gospel Oak Primary School, Gospel Oak - Closed.

Fitzjohn’s Primary School, Hampstead - Closed.

Eleanor Palmer Primary School, Tufnell Park - Closed.

Christopher Hatton Primary School, Bloomsbury - Closed.

Kingsgate Primary School, West Hampstead - Partially closed. Only nursery and Year 6 classes are running.

Christ Church Primary School, Hampstead - Open.

Christ Church School, Regent’s Park - Open.

Emmanuel Church of England Primary School, West Hampstead - Open.

Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School, Hampstead - Closed.

Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, Hampstead - Closed.

Holy Trinity and Saint Silas Church of England Primary School, Camden Town - Not known.

Kentish Town Church of England Primary School, Kentish Town - Closed.

Rosary Roman Catholic Primary School, Hampstead - Not known.

St Alban’s Church of England Primary School, Holborn - Partially closed. Three classes are open with five closed.

St Aloysius Roman Catholic Junior School, King’s Cross - Closed.

St Aloysius Roman Catholic Infant School, King’s Cross - Open.

St Dominic Roman Catholic Primary School, Gospel Oak - Closed.

St George The Martyr Church of England Primary School, Bloomsbury - Closed.

St Joseph Roman Catholic Primary School, Covent Garden - Open.

St Mary’s Kilburn Church of England Primary School, Kilburn - Open.

St Mary and St Pancras Church of England Primary School, St Pancras - Partialy closed.

St Michael’s Church of England Primary School, Camden Town - Open.

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Kentish Town - Open.

St Paul’s Church of England Primary School, Primrose Hill - Partially closed. Only Reception and Year 6 classes open.

St Eugene de Mazenod Roman Catholic Primary School, West Hampstead - Open.

Our Lady Roman Catholic Primary School, Camden Town - Open.

Other schools

Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, King’s Cross - Closed.

Swiss Cottage School Research and Development Centre, Swiss Cottage - Partially closed.

Royal Free Hospital School, Hampstead - Open.

Gt Ormond Street Hospital School, Bloomsbury - Partially closed.

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