Horniman Primary School

  • Horniman Drive
  • Forest Hill
  • London
  • SE23 3BP
  • Tel: 020 8699 3190
  • After School Club: 020 8699 8378
  • Email:
  • Headteacher: Mr Andrew Pickering
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Strike - decision to be made as soon as possible.

As you will be aware from the media, the support staff unions UNISON, UNITE and GMB Union are planning to take industrial action on Tuesday 14th October.  The decision to close the school or send pupils home is never taken lightly, but in this instance, where staff may elect to take lawful industrial action, I will have no choice but to take appropriate steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all pupils.  We are aware that class/school closures inconvenience parents and carers but members have the legal right not to inform the school of their decision before strike action takes place, therefore at the moment I am unable to share with you whether school will be open or closed on that day.  I understand that this is frustrating for parents and I wish I was able to tell you more at this time but I am planning to make a decision as soon as possible.

Horniman Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.