TEACHERS striking over changes to their pension scheme have forced nine schools to shut today and 27 more to partially close.

The remaining 16 council-run primary and high schools in the borough are open despite the capital-wide action called by the National Union of Teachers and the University and College Union.

Nick Grant, Ealing secretary for the NUT, said government plans to make teachers pay more, work longer and get less for their pensions are unnecessary as a deal negotiated in 2006 means the current system is affordable.

He added: "After these reforms young teachers would lose about 49 per cent of their income, after tax, student loan, national insurance and pension contributions, before they get their pay.

"At a time when it's almost impossible to afford London housing and the cost of transport is so high how do they expect teachers to be attracted or be able to stay in schools?"

Central Ealing and Acton MP Angie Bray said the reforms are vital to account for people living longer and rebalance the system so public sector workers pay more for what is still a "generous" pension deal.

She added: "It's a double disappointment for Londoners who have had to suffer the inconvenience of all the other strikes which have taken place and now have their own special strike."


Brentside Primary School

Brentside High School

Durdans Park Primary School

Christ the Saviour Church of England Primary School

Greenwood Primary School

Horsenden Primary School

Khalsa VA Primary School

Little Ealing Primary School

Mandeville School

Springhallow School

St Anselm Roman Catholic Primary School

St Gregory's Roman Catholic Primary School

Tudor Primary School

Vicar's Green Primary School

Viking Primary School

Wolf Fields Primary School

Partially open

Acton High School

Castlebar School

Dormers Wells High School

Elthorne Park High School

Featherstone Primary and Nursery School

Fielding Primary School

Grange Primary School

Greenford High School

Hathaway Primary School

Havelock Primary School

John Chilton School

Lady Margaret Primary School

Montpelier Primary School

Northolt High School

Oaklands Primary School

Our Lady of The Visitation Roman Catholic Primary School

Perivale Primary School

Petts Hill Primary School

Saint John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School

Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Primary School

Saint Raphael Roman Catholic Primary School

Saint Vincent Roman Catholic Primary School

Stanhope Primary School

The Cardinal Wiseman Roman Catholic School

The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Willow Tree Primary School

Wood End Infant School


Belvue School

Dormers Wells Infant School

Dormers Wells Junior School

Edward Betham Church of England Primary School

Gifford Primary School

Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Primary School

St Ann's School

Three Bridges Primary School

Villiers High School