Strikes close Uckfield schools

Many schools in the Uckfield area are closed today (Wednesday, November 30) because of strikes.

It seems as if the education sector is badly affected with school closures across the county.

Wealden District Council is warning residents there may be “some disruption” to services because of the national strikes by public service unions over changes to pension arrangements.

A council statement said it expected to provide refuse and recycling collections as usual and residents should put bins and containers out as normal. Collections have been carried out in Uckfield this morning.

East Sussex County Council has said household recycling sites,including the one at Maresfield, will operate normally.

All East Sussex libraries are open as normal.

The East Sussex Music Service Young Music Makers at Uckfield Community College (4.15pm to 4.45pm and 4.45pm to 5.15pm) is cancelled. Parents have been notified.

The county council does not expect any Children's Centres to be affected. It expects the effects on Adult Social Care to be “minimal”. People have been notified if their service is likely to be affected.

Schools listed as being closed in the Uckfield area are:

  • Chailey,
  • Chiddingly, 
  • Cross-in-Hand,
  • Holy Cross CE School,
  • Newick Primary School,
  • St Philip’s Catholic Primary School.

Schools that will be partly closed:

  • Blackboys CE Primary School (Classes 3 and 4 will remain open. All pupils in years 3,4,5 and 6 are expected to attend school as normal),
  • East Hoathly CE Primary School (Armitage class will be open. Milne and Kipling classes will be closed),
  • Harlands Primary School,
  • High Hurstwood CE Primary School (Closed for Reception, Year 3 and 4 children. Open for Year 1, 2, 5 and 6 children),
  • Manor Primary School (The school will be open to pupils in Years 6, 5, 4 and 2 in their entirety and Classes 3E and FSG. The school will be closed to pupils in 3OL, 1E, 1ML and FSB. The school has warned parents the situation could change),
  • Nutley Primary School (Beech class open for the morning session and lunch. Oak class open for lunch and the afternoon session).
  • Uckfield Community Technology College. UCTC will be open for some lessons for Years 12 and 13. If the teacher isn't there for the lesson, the sixth former should do private study or EPQ. It is also open for Year 11 on an optional basis if students wish to do private study.

We will update this story as and when more information becomes available.

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