More than half of Newham primaries closed by today’s strike

13:29 10 July 2014

Newham teachers met at Stratford station this morning ahead of the national strike in central London

Newham teachers met at Stratford station this morning ahead of the national strike in central London


More than half of Newham primary schools have been closed or partially closed by today’s public sector strike.

Which schools are affected

Fully open

Ronald Openshaw Nursery School

Shaftesbury Primary School

Britannia Village Primary School

St Bonaventure’s RC School

Partially closed

Rebecca Cheetham Nursery Education Centre

Earlham Primary School

Godwin Junior School

Grange Primary School

Keir Hardie Primary School

Hartley Primary School

Maryland Primary School

Odessa Infant School

Salisbury Primary School

William Davies Primary School

Star Primary School

Tollgate Primary School

Ellen Wilkinson Primary School

Central Park Primary School

West Ham Church Primary School

St Francis’ Catholic Primary School

Little Ilford School

Plashet School

Fully closed

Edith Kerrison Nursery School

Kay Rowe Nursery School

Sheringham Nursery School & Children’s Centre

Oliver Thomas Nursery School

Altmore Infant School

Brampton Primary School

Carpenters Primary School

Curwen Primary and Nursery School

Dersingham Primary School

Drew Primary School

Elmhurst Primary School

Woodgrange Infant School

Hallsville Primary School

Kensington Primary School

Lathom Junior School

Manor Primary School

Monega Primary School

Ranelagh Primary School

Park Primary School

Ravenscroft Primary School

Roman Road Primary School

Rosetta Primary School

St Stephen’s Primary School

Upton Cross Primary School

Sheringham Primary School

Selwyn Primary School

Southern Road Primary School

Scott Wilkie Primary School

Calverton Primary School

Vicarage Primary School

Nelson Primary School

Essex Primary School

Sandringham Primary School

Gallions Primary School

Portway Primary School

Kaizen Primary School

Plaistow Primary School

St Luke’s Primary School

St Edward’s Catholic Primary School

St Helen’s Catholic Primary School

St Joachim’s RC Primary School

Forest Gate Community School

Rokeby School

Lister Community School

Cumberland School

Eastlea Community School

Sarah Bonnell School

The Royal Docks Community School

John F Kennedy Special School

Eleanor Smith School


St Stephen’s Nursery School

Tunmarsh School

Avenue Primary School

Gainsborough Primary School

New City Primary School

Winsor Primary School

Colegrave Primary School”

Cleves Primary School

North Beckton Primary School

Sir John Heron Primary School

St James’ CofE Junior School

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School

St Winefride’s RC Primary School

St Antony’s RC Primary School

Kingsford Community School

St Angela’s Ursuline School

Members of the National Union of Teachers have staged a walkout alongside other public sector workers in protest against the government’s “austerity programme”.

Only four Newham primaries have confirmed that they will be fully open today, compared to 50 schools which are fully closed.

Part-closures were confirmed at 18 other schools with the remaining 16 unable to confirm whether they are open and in what capacity.

Firefighters and council staff are also participating in the strike over a series of grievances including the government’s public sector pay freeze which limits wage increases to one per cent a year.

Trade unionists met at Stratford station early this morning before travelling to BBC Broadcasting House in central London to join forces with the London rally.

Peter Smith, divisional secretary of Newham Teachers’ Association, has suggested that the strike could be the country’s biggest since the general strike of 1926.

Have you been affected by today’s strikes? Perhaps you’re taking part?

Email your views and photos to or call 020 8477 3893.

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