Lutterworth College will be closed next Tuesday (October 1) as up to 100 teachers plan to walk out in a row over pay, pensions and workloads.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) are planning the regional strike.
Teachers across the midlands, easter, Yorkshire and Humberside regions are set to strike on October 1, with strike action in the north east, London, and across the south planned for October 17.
The college said it has made the decision to close now to give parents the best chance of making alternative arrangements.
A letter to parents signed by principal Andrew Cooper and chair of governors John Warren, states: “We have received information regarding proposed strike action on Tuesday October 1 that has made it necessary for us to take the decision to close the college for normal lessons.
“From the information supplied by the trade unions there is the potential for over 100 teaching staff to take industrial action that day.
“As a consequence we do not feel we can guarantee a suitable level of care and supervision for our students in normal lessons.
“However the College has made provision to open supervised study support areas for all year groups during the school day. Please note that bus and taxi services will NOT be operating.
“Governing bodies have overall responsibility for ensuring that appropriate action is taken in response to the industrial action and dealing with the practical effects.
“Governors must balance the need to maintain continuity of educational provision, subject to operational considerations including health and safety requirements, whilst also necessarily ensuring that any response to strike action is proportionate and does not lead to an avoidable escalation of the dispute. We are also aware that we need to inform parents/carers at the earliest
opportunity to give them sufficient time to make alternative arrangements.”