SOME schools across Essex are closed today as teachers take strike action.

Across the county, 37 schools will close, 68 will be partially open and 306 will be open as usual.

Clacton Coastal Academy is closed to years seven to ten, but still open to year 11 and sixth form pupils.

Clacton County High School is closed to year ten pupils, but is otherwise open as normal.

Tendring Technology College is open to all year groups as usual.

Essex County Council has refused to release a full list of the affected schools.

Members of the National Union of Teachers are striking today in protest against Department for Education changes to their workload and pensions.