Dozens of schools closed or partly closed due to strike action in Lewes and Wealden Districts

Teaching unions will go on strike on Thursday October 17 leading to the complete or partial closure of dozens of schools in Lewes and Wealden districts.

Amongst the unions to strike tomorrow will be the National Union of Teachers, who are protesting about pay, working conditions and pensions.

Keep an eye on www.eastsussex, for the latest school closure updates.


Blackboys Church of England Primary School, classes 2 and 4 open as normal, classes 1 and 3 are closed.

Cuckmere House School, Seaford, closed for year 7 and 8 only.

Framfield Church of England Primary School, Key Stage 1 (Peacocks and Kingfishers)- closed Key Stage 2 (Puffins and Eagles) - open Key Stage 2.

Grove Park School, Crowborough, Primary Phase will be closed, secondary and 6th Form phases.

Grovelands Community School, Hailsham, The folowing classes will be open as usual; RAH RNB RGS, 1AB,1JG,2ED,2LW,2ZA,4MA,5AW,5RS,6CA,6GH,6RP. If your child is not in one of these classes we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused as they will not be able to come to school on this day.

Hailsham Community College Academy Trust, open for 6th form study only.

Harbour Primary & Nursery School, Newhaven, three of its seventeen classes will be closed: Rockhopper (Year 1,) Walrus (Year 4) and Sealions (Year 4). All other classes, before and after school clubs reamin open as usual.

Heathfield Community College, the college is open for students in Year 11, 12 and 13.

Laughton Community Primary School, Jungle Class and Bugs Class will not be open. High Peaks and Underwater Classes will run as normal, as will after school clubs

Marshlands Primary School, Hailsham, Blake and Wilson classes are closed but the other classes are open.

Meridian Primary School, Peacehaven, Years 1 and 4 will be closed.

Nutley Church of England Primary School, Beech class is closed to pupils but all other classes are open as usual.

Peacehaven Heights Primary School, the Infant site and nursery will be open as normal, however the junior site will be closed due to industrial action.

Pevensey and Westham Church of England Primary School, Puffins and Classes 3,4,5,6,7 and 12 will all be open as normal. The school will be open to provide childcare for students of parents who cannot make other arrangements. Breakfast Club will open as normal but the after school nature club will not run.

Sir Henry Fermor Church of England Primary School, Crowborough,tThe following classes will be closed Hedgehogs, Otters, Kestrels, Chaffinches, Woodpeckers. All other classes remain open.

Uckfield Community Technology College, closed for Years 7 to 11 Open for Sixth Form. See college website for further details -

Wallands Community Primary School, Lewes, open to main stream year 6 pupils.

Willingdon Community School, Eastbourne, open for all Year 11 students who are taking GCSE maths examinations in November. In addition, the school will also be open for all students for whom parents are unable to arrange appropriate child care on that day.


Burwash Church Of England Primary School.

Buxted Church of England Primary School.

Chailey School, South Chailey.

Chiddingly Primary School.

Cradle Hill Community Primary School.

Firle Church of England Primary School.

Hamsey Community Primary School.

Hellingly Community Primary School.

Park Mead Primary School, Hailsham.

Peacehaven Community School.

Plumpton Primary School, Plumpton Green.

Ringmer Primary School.

St Philip’s Catholic Primary School, Uckfield.

Telscombe Cliffs Community Primary School.

Wivelsfield Primary School, Wivelsfield Green.