MORE schools have confirmed they will be closed for strike action next week.

The Mail reported on Tuesday that the 278 schools across Oxfordshire would be affected by strikes on Thursday, October 17.

Today, Larkrise Primary School in East Oxford, Bayards Hill Primary School in Barton, St Nicolas' Church of England Primary School in Abingdon, St John's Catholic Primary School in Banbury, and Long Furlong Primary School in Abingdon have joined the list of closures.

Mabel Prichard School in Blackbird Leys and The Warriner School in Bloxham had already confirmed part closures.

Some schools may not be able to confirm closures until the day.

Teachers will hold industrial action in response to pay and pension changes proposed.

The strike has been organised by the National Union of Teachers and National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Woman Teachers.

To check the list of closures, go to