Timeline of UK schoolchildren's strikes

Schoolchildren on strike in 1985. Photo by Dave Sinclair

A chronology of school pupil walkouts which I have been able to discover in the UK from the 19th century to today.

If you are aware of any more please let me know in the comments below so I can add them in (or edit them in directly if you are an editor: but please make sure you have a credible source).


May 5 2016 22:22

There was a pupils' strike/parents pulling their children from schools protest this week against compulsory testing for primary school kids. Posting this here as a reminder to get something in the library about it and add it to this timeline. If anyone saw any good articles about it anywhere please let me know

Jun 8 2017 22:33

One to add: on 3 April 1,000 school pupils, most of them black, came out on strike. They held a rally and march - parading past the local court, the police station, Tulse Hill School, where another 100 pupils joined them, and Brockwell Park'. More info including source here: http://transpont.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/brockwell-three-school-strike-in-1974.html

if someone could edit this in that would be great, otherwise I will do it when I get a chance