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Schools minister Nick Gibb has revealed that "seven out of eight schools are refusing to close" despite a teachers' strike.
Responding to an urgent question in the House of Commons about the strike, Mr Gibb paid tribute to the "dedication of the vast majority of teachers and head teachers".
The industrial action by the NUT is pointless but it is far from inconsequential - it disrupts children's education, it inconveniences parents and it damages the profession's reputation in the eyes of the public.
But because of the dedication of the vast majority of teachers and head teachers, our analysis shows that seven out of eight schools are refusing to close.
As a nationwide teachers' strike continues, the Education Department has said that out of the 21,957 publicly funded schools: