News item updated. See: UPDATE

The national public sector strike will be hitting Whitchurch next week as Whitchurch Primary School has announced through its ‘Parent Mail’ that it will be closed next Wednesday, 30th November.

The majority of the school’s teachers will be on strike as part of the national industrial action organised by the trade unions about changes to the Pension Schemes of their members.

Headteacher Miss Sarah Peters has informed parents that the situation will be monitored on a daily basis and that the latest information will be put on the school website at

Note that this also means that the SIMPLY Out of Hours Club will also not be operating.

More than two-million public sector workers are expected to take part in the strike throughout the UK.

We are awaiting information on whether Testbourne will be affected.

Other schools in Hampshire that are closed are being listed by HCC HERE