SCHOOL teachers across the borough have been on strike today as part of the biggest day of industrial action in more than a decade.

Thousands of teachers in England and Wales have been on picket lines and striking today (Wednesday, February 1) after the National Education Union (NEU) announced seven days of action over the next two months.

The walkouts, which could see more than 100,000 teachers take action in a dispute over pay, come on the same day that university lecturers, train drivers, civil servants, bus drivers and security guards are also going on strike.

If the matter is not resolved, teachers that are a part of the NEU will strike again on February 28, as well as March 15 and 16.

Schools affected around Leigh, Atherton, and Tyldesley

Fully closed primary schools:

  • Atherton St Georges
  • Leigh St Mary's C E Primary School

Partially closed primary schools:

  • Parklee Community Primary School
  • Christ Church CE Primary
  • Saint Catharine's CE Primary
  • St Thomas CE Primary School (Leigh)
  • Leigh Central Primary School
  • Chowbent
  • Lowton St Catherine's
  • St. John's Mosley Common C.E. Primary School
  • Meadowbank Primary School
  • Garrett Hall Primary
  • Rowan Tree Primary School
  • Leigh St Peter’s CE Primary School
  • Leigh CE Primary School

Fully closed secondary schools:

  • Fred Longworth High School

Partially closed secondary schools:

  • Golborne High
  • Lowton Church of England High School

Schools not mentioned remain open as normal.