More than 100 primary and secondary schools across the West Midlands are expected to be severely disrupted on Wednesday as they close or partially shut when teachers stage a national walkout.
Dozens of schools across the Black Country, Staffordshire and Wyre Forest areas face disruption when the National Union of Teachers stages its one-day strike over pay and conditions.
Head teachers have admitted that the action would make it difficult for many schools to stay open.
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Although few councils in the West Midlands are yet to provide full lists of closures, individual schools are informing parents via letter or by their websites.