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THOUSANDS of families face a childcare headache as more than 50 Wearside strike-hit schools plan to close completely on Thursday.

A total of 53 schools have announced they will stay shut on Thursday morning as a result of widespread industrial action over pensions. Many more will have to cancel classes and shut down facilities.

Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) say proposed changes to their pension scheme will see teachers working longer, paying more and getting less when they retire.

Lecturers and academics at Sunderland University and City of Sunderland College will also walk out on strike over planned changes to pension scheme, as will staff at Sunderland’s Revenue and Customs offices.

Here is a list of school closures announced so far:

Academy 360 - CLOSED

Barmston Village Primary School - OPEN for Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

Barnwell Primary School - CLOSED - Childcare is Open

Benedict Biscop CE Primary School - CLOSED

Bernard Gilpin Primary School - CLOSED

Biddick School Sports College - CLOSED

Castle View Enterprise Academy - CLOSED

Castletown Primary School - PARTLY OPEN

Columbia Grange - Some classes will be OPEN

Diamond Hall Infant School - CLOSED

Dubmire Primary School - CLOSED

Easington Lane Primary School - CLOSED

East Herrington Primary School - CLOSED

Eppleton Primary School - CLOSED

Farringdon Community Sports College - CLOSED

Farringdon Primary School - CLOSED

Fulwell Junior School - CLOSED

George Washington Primary School - CLOSED

Gillas Lane Primary School - CLOSED

Grange Park Primary School - CLOSED

Grindon Infant School - CLOSED

Hasting Hill Primary School - CLOSED

Hetton Lyons Nursery School - PARTLY OPEN

Hetton Lyons Primary School - CLOSED

Hetton School - CLOSED

Highfield Community Primary School - Open with the exception of 1 Year 6 Class, 1 Reception Class, Nursery Closed

Hill View Junior School - Some classes will be open whilst some will be closed

Holley Park Primary School - OPEN to Year 3 only.

Houghton Kepier Sports College - CLOSED

Houghton-le-Spring Community Nursery School - Partly open

Hudson Road Primary School - CLOSED BUT OPEN FOR LUNCH

Hylton Castle Primary School - CLOSED

Hylton Red House Primary School - OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES. Reception – all children, Year 2 - Class 5 Miss Stanley/ Mrs Ramsay, Year 3 - Class 8 Miss Fraser, Year 6 – both classes. ALL OTHER CLASSES CLOSED.

John F Kennedy Primary School - OPEN for Nursery and 1 year 3 class only

Lambton Primary School - CLOSED for all children expect Year 5

Maplewood School - CLOSED

Mill Hill Primary School - CLOSED

Monkwearmouth School - CLOSED

New Penshaw Primary School - CLOSED

New Silksworth Junior School - CLOSED

Newbottle Primary School - CLOSED

Oxclose Community School - CLOSED

Pennywell Early Years Centre - Education is CLOSED, however childcare is available for children who normally attend.

Plains Farm Primary School - OPEN for 2 classes Year 1 and Year 3

Portland School - Some classes will be open

Red House Academy - CLOSED

Redby Primary School - CLOSED

Richard Avenue Primary School - CLOSED

Ryhope Infant School - CLOSED

Ryhope Junior School - CLOSED to Years 3 and Year 5 on the morning of 30th. OUT OF SCHOOL VISIT ON THE AFTERNOON WILL STILL TAKE PLACE FOR ALL CHILDREN

Sandhill View School - CLOSED

Seaburn Dene Primary School - Open for Foundation Stage Unit and Key Stage 2

Shiney Row Primary School - CLOSED

South Hylton Primary School - CLOSED

Southmoor Community School - CLOSED

Springwell Village Primary School - CLOSED to Nursery, Year 1 and Year 5. All other year groups open.

St Anne’s RC Voluntary Aided Primary School - Open to all Year groups expect Year 5

St Benet’s RC Primary School - CLOSED

St John Boste RC Voluntary Aided Primary School - CLOSED

St Joesph’s RC Voluntary Aided Primary School - CLOSED

St Patrick’s RC Voluntary Aided Primary School - OPEN for Reception Children only. The before school club is open for these children but there will be NO after school club.

St Pauls C of E Controlled Primary School - CLOSED

St Roberts of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College - OPEN to Year 7, 8 and 9. CLOSED to Year 10 and 12.

Sunningdale School - CLOSED

Thornhill School Business and Enterprise College - CLOSED

Usworth Colliery Nursery School - CLOSED

Usworth Colliery Primary School - School is OPEN, however certain classes (where the teachers are striking) have been advised not to come in.

Usworth Grange Primary School - OPEN for 2 classes (Year 4 and CAP Class). Other classes CLOSED.

Valley Road Primary School - CLOSED to pupils. Childcare available

Washington School - CLOSED

Wessington Primary School - CLOSED