Schools across Wandsworth shut and are disrupted during teacher strike
A total of 14 schools in Wandsworth are closed today while teachers take industrial action over changes to pensions.
Southfields Academy is shut alongside 13 primary schools, with 33 schools in the borough remain partially open.
Ernest Bevin College, in Beechcroft Road, Tooting, is only open for year 11 students who are on an exam preparation programme.
Students in Year nine and year 10 at Ark Putney Academy have had their lessons cancelled, while the school is closed to year eight students in the afternoon.
Year nine, 10 and 11 pupils at Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, Earlsfield, have been told to remain at home.
St Cecilia's, Battersea Park School, St John Bosco and Graveney secondary schools are also partially open.
Bolingbroke and Ashcroft schools have not been affected.
Primary schools which confirmed they will be closed are Chesterton, Eardley, Eastwood, Furzedown, Griffin and High View.
Penwortham, Ravenstone, Roehampton CE, Sacred Heart in Roehampton, Sacred Heart in Battersea, St Faith's and St Mary's RC will also be closed.
The strike action was called by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT).
Spencer Barnshaw, secretary of Wandsworth NUT, said: "Our members in Wandsworth deeply regret the disruption caused by strike action, but many believe that they are now left with no choice because of the government's refusal to engage in any meaningful attempt to address our concerns.
"It is a disgrace that the very people who care so deeply about our children and their vocation are being treated so disrespectfully."
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