Schools across Harborough district are set to be disrupted by strike action on Tuesday (October 1).
Harborough’s Robert Smyth Academy, Lutterworth High School and Thomas Estley College in Broughton Astley have all now joined Lutterworth College in taking the decision to close for the day.
Kibworth High School has said a decision will be made tomorrow (Thursday), while Welland Park College said it will open as usual unless it announces otherwise. It said parents will be informed if the decision is made.
The news comes after the NUT and NASUWT teaching unions organised action in a row over pay, pensions and workload.
In a letter sent to parents yesterday (Tuesday), Robert Smyth Academy said it decided to close due to having ‘a significant number of staff involved in the action and in consideration of the health and safety of students’.
Only peripatetic music lessons will go ahead on the day, the letter states.
The Academy will open again as usual on Wednesday October 2.
Lutterworth High School said: “We do not have the capacity to run the school in the usual manner and feel that this is the right decision for our students.”
It said its Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will remain open for pupils to complete homework.