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IN THE run-up to strike action by two major teaching unions, dozens of schools across The News area have confirmed they will be closing due to a lack of staff.

According to a survey compiled by this paper, 23 schools in Portsmouth, 18 in Havant, 12 in Fareham, 10 in Gosport and five in East Hampshire will shut when NUT and ATL members take industrial action over changes to their pension. A further nine in Portsmouth, five in Havant, five in Fareham, two in Gosport and two in East Hampshire schools will partially open.

THE SCHOOLS THAT WILL CLOSE

Portsmouth: Admiral Lord Nelson; Arundel Court Inf/Jun; City Boys; Cliffdale Pri; Court Lane Inf/Jun; Cumberland Inf; Charles Dickens Inf; Corpus Christi Cath Pri; Fernhurst Jun; Isambard Brunel Jun; Medina Pri; Milton Park Pri; Northern Parade Inf/Jun; Priory; St Jude’s CoE Pri; St Paul’s Cath Pri; Solent Inf; Springfield; Stamshaw Jun; Westover Primary.

Havant: Cowplain Comm; Crookhorn College of Tech; Front Lawn Jun; Havant Academy; Morelands Pri (likely); Padnell Inf/Jun; Park Comm; Purbrook Inf/Jun (likely); Queens Inclosure Pri; Riders Jun; Sharps Copse Pri; St Peter’s Cath Pri; Trosnant Inf/Jun; Warren Park Pri; Warblington.

Fareham: Baycroft; Brookfield Comm; Cams Hill; Crofton Hammond Jun; Henry Cort Comm; Lord Wilson; Neville Lovett; Park Gate Pri; Portchester Comm; Ranvilles Jun; Red Barn Pri; St Anthony’s Cath Pri.

Gosport: Bay House; Brockhurst Inf; Brune Park Comm; Elson Inf; Grange Inf/Jun; Holbrook Pri; St John’s CoE Pri; St Mary’s Cath Pri; Woodcot Pri.

East Hants: Herne Jun; Horndean Inf/Jun; Horndean Tech; Petersfield Inf; Steep CoE Pri.