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Teachers at a school in Hove are striking today in protest over plans to turn their school into an academy.
Hove Park School will be closed today as the decision looms over whether the school will become an academy in September.
The Conservative schools spokesman has thanked parents and carers who voted in the ballot on whether a school in Hove should become an academy.
The vote over Hove Park School's future saw 71% of parents disagreeing with the headteacher's plan to make the school an academy.
However, only 35.6% of ballot papers that were sent out to parents were returned.
Teachers at a Sussex school in the middle of a battle over plans to turn it into an academy are due to go on strike today.
Hove Park is closed to students, with a picket line expected at its entrance from 7am this morning.
Campaigners want to stop the school being converted into an academy, which would bring it out of local authority control.
ITV Meridian spoke to parent Natasha Steel.