Many schools across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and B&NES are either closed or partly closed today as members of the teaching union the NUT are striking in their long-running row with the Education Secretary over pay, pensions and workload.
The industrial action means parents have had to either take a day off work or arrange childcare.
The Bristol division of the NUT was organising a strike rally in the city centre this lunchtime.
In B&NES schools that are partially closed today include St Keyna Primary, Castle Primary and Wellsway in Keynsham, Saltford CofE Primary, Farmborough Primary and Oldfield in Bath.
In South Gloucestershire, Cherry Garden Primary School at Bitton and Stanbridge Primary in Downend are among those closed while at Cadbury Heath Community Primary, Our Lady of Lourdes CE VA Primary in Kingswood, St Stephen’s CEVC in Soundwell, The Tynings at Staple Hill, Mangotsfield School, the Grange at Warmley and Sir Bernard Lovell in Oldland Common some pupils are missing school today.
In Bristol Broomhill Infant and Junior schools in Brislington, Fishponds C of E Primary Academy and Summerhill Academy in St George are among those closed.
Partially closed schools include Air Balloon Hill Primary and Summerhill Infant in St George, Whitehall Primary and Two Mile Hill Primary. Brislington Enterprise College, Bristol Brunel Academy in Speedwell, the Bristol Metropolitan Academy in Fishponds and the City Academy in Redfield are also affected to some extent by today’s industrial action, as is Bridge Farm Primary in Whitchurch.