School closures

Schools try to stay open whenever possible to avoid disrupting pupils’ education. It is the head teacher’s decision to keep a school open or not, and it is not a decision that is taken lightly. Before they make their decision they take great care to consider all issues including supplies to the building (heating, electricity etc), access to the school and the number of teachers and other staff who can get into work. All of this is with pupils’ and staff safety as a priority.

It is not always possible to make decisions about closures in advance, as head teachers may not have all of the information they need until on the day. The school and the council let parents and carers know about closures as soon as the decision is made.

If it is necessary to close schools and nurseries in North Tyneside, we will provide a list of the affected schools here. Please also check the websites and social media pages of your school or nursery for the latest information.

Teaching strikes - Wednesday 1 February 2023

Due to teaching strikes a number of schools in North Tyneside are closed, or partially open, on Wednesday 1 February 2023. 

If a school is partially open this means it is either open to vulnerable children, children of key workers or to selected classes. Please contact the school directly for further information. 

This information is correct at the time of publishing, but is subject to change. 

To confirm if your child's school or class are open or closed, please contact the school directly. 


Open to pupils

Amberley Community Primary School

Appletree Gardens First School

Backworth Park Primary School

Bailey Green Primary School

Burradon Primary School

Cullercoats Primary School 

George Stephenson High School

Ivy Road Primary School

John Spence Community High School

King Edward Primary School

Marden High School 

Monkhouse Primary School

Monkseaton High School

Monkseaton Middle School

New York Primary School 

Percy Main Primary School

Redesdale Primary School

Richardson Dees

Riverside Primary School

Shiremoor Primary School

Sir James Knott Memorial Nursery School

South Wellfield First School

St Joesph's RCVA Primary School

St Mary's (FH) RCVA Primary School

Stephenson Memorial Community Primary School

Waterville Primary School 

Whitehouse Primary School 

Whitley Lodge First School


Partially open 

Battle Hill Community Primary School

Beacon Hill School

Benton Dene Primary

Benton Dene School

Burnside Business & Enterprise College

Carville Primary School

Christ Church CE Primary School

Churchill Community College

Collingwood Primary School

Coquet Park First School

Forest Hall Primary School

Grasmere Academy

Hazlewood Community Primary School

Kings Priory

Langley First School

Marine Park First School 

Moorbridge Unit

Norham High School

North Gosforth Academy

Preston Grange Primary School

Rockcliffe First School

Silverdale School

Southridge First School

Spring Gardens Primary School

St Bernadette's RCVA Primary School

St Columba's RCVA Primary School

St Mary's (NS) RCVA Primary School

St Stephens RCVA Primary School

Star of the Sea RCVA Primary School 

Valley Gardens Middle School

Wallsend Jubilee Community Primary School

Wallsend St Peter's CE Primary School

Wellfield Middle School

Western Community Primary School

Westmoor Primary School

Whitley Bay High School

Woodlawn School


Closed to pupils 

Balliol Primary School

Denbigh Community Primary School

Fordley Community Primary School

Greenfields Community Primary School

Hadrian Park Primary School

Holystone Primary School

Longbenton High School

Marden Bridge Middle School

Southlands School

St Aidan's RCVA Primary School 

St Cuthbert's RCVA Primary School 

St Thomas More Catholic High School

St. Bartholomew's C of E Primary School

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