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Notice for parents as industrial action is planned at schools on three dates

Posted on 6 Jan 2023


Parents and carers are advised that there will be school closures in North Ayrshire on Tuesday, 10 January, Wednesday, 11 January, and Tuesday, 17 January, due to industrial action.

On Tuesday, 10 January, planned strike action affects all primary and Additional Needs Schools. All primary schools, Garnock Campus (primary) and Lockhart Campus will be closed on Tuesday but all secondary schools will be open as normal on this day.

All Early Years classes will be closed with the exception of the following classes and centres, which will be open as normal on Tuesday.

Centres open on Tuesday are: Abbey Primary EYC; Annick Primary EYC; Ardeer Primary EYC; Beith Primary EYC; Caledonia Primary EYC; Castlepark EYC; Dalry EYC; Fairlie Primary EYC; Garnock CC EYC; Glencairn Primary EYC; Hayocks Primary EYC; Kilwinning EYC; Lamlash Primary EYC; Loudoun-Montgomery EYC; Largs EYC; Springside Primary EYC; Springvale EYC; St Bridget’s Primary EYC; St John Ogilvie Primary EYC; St Luke’s Primary EYC; St Peter’s Primary EYC; Stanley Primary EYC and Woodlands Primary EYC.

On Wednesday, 11 January, all secondary schools and Garnock Campus (secondary) will be closed. There may also be disruption to some classes at Lockhart Campus and the headteacher will contact parents and carers with further information if this is the case. All primary schools and Early Years Classes/Centres will be open as normal.

On Tuesday, 17 January, all schools will be closed, with only limited early years provision being open, involving the same classes and centres as outlined above for 10 January.

Children who are entitled to a free school meal can get a packed lunch on the days of strike action. Parents and carers can collect these from the child’s own school – or nearest school – between 11am and 1pm.

If there are any changes to these arrangements parents and carers will be informed.