Schools across Kirklees have been closed and lessons disrupted as a result of a 24-hour strike by teachers.

A total of 37 schools in Kirklees were affected, with some closed and others partially closed, as members of the National Union of Teachers walked out in a long-running dispute over school funding, pay and conditions.

The NUT says members had shown strong support for the strike, which it said was being backed by many parents.

It claims funding to schools is being cut, leading to increased workloads for teachers and bigger class sizes.

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The union has written to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan calling for “meaningful” discussions to tackle issues it said were negatively affecting education.

There was also picketing outside the main entrance to the University of Huddersfield.

The Kirklees schools closed are:

  • Almondbury Community School
  • Birkby Junior School
  • Eastborough J I and N School
  • Fairfield School
  • Field Lane J I and N School
  • Fieldhead Primary Academy
  • Helme CE (VA) J and I School
  • Highburton CE (VC) First School
  • Hillside Primary School
  • Kirkburton CE (VA) First School
  • Lepton CE (VC) J I and N School
  • Manorfield I and N School
  • Meltham CE (VC) Primary School
  • Park Road J I and N School
  • Ravensthorpe CE (VC) Junior School
  • Staincliffe CE (VC) Junior School
  • Thurstonland Endowed (VC) First School

The Kirklees schools partially closed are:

  • Ashbrow School
  • Crossley Fields J and I School
  • Crow Lane Primary and Foundation Stage School
  • Gomersal Primary School
  • Holmfirth High School
  • Honley CE (VC) I and N School
  • Honley High School
  • Hyrstmount Junior School
  • Kirkburton Middle School
  • Longley School
  • Mill Lane Primary School
  • Mount Pleasant Primary School
  • Rawthorpe St James CE (VC) I and N School
  • Reinwood I and N School
  • Roberttown CE (VC) J and I School
  • Royds Hall Community School
  • Scholes (Holmfirth) J and I School
  • Scissett Middle School
  • The John Curwen Co-operative Primary Academy
  • Whitechapel Church of England Primary School