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Derbyshire’s biggest school to be disrupted by strikes but many in Burton will remain open as normal

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 07, 2014

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DERBYSHIRE’S biggest school is to be impacted by strikes on Thursday, with many pupils to be told to stay at home.

Only children in Years 10 and 12 at John Port School, in Etwall, will be required to attend as after teaching unions announced industrial action over pay, pensions and working conditions.

But there is less disruption expected in Burton, with all the town’s secondary schools confirming they will remain open as normal, though Paulet School, in Violet Way, Stapenhill, will be informing some pupils to come in later than usual.

John Port High School, in Barton under Needwood, also said it was ‘not anticipating’ any disruption.

Only pupils in Year Seven and Year 10 will be asked to attend Newhall’s William Allitt School, while Pingle School, in Swadlincote, has yet to confirm whether it will be affected on Thursday.

South Derbyshire’s other secondary school, Granville Sports College, will be open as normal.

Outwoods Primary School, in Harehedge Lane, is the only primary school in Burton so far to confirm that it will be affected.

It will be closed to children in classes seven, eight and 14.

Hilton Primary School, in Peacroft Court, will be closed to all pupils.

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