Fourteen schools in Sutton are expected to close tomorrow because of strike action by teachers.

Just eight of Sutton's 60 schools are expected to open, with 38 partially open as a result of the industrial action by members of two teachers' trade unions over Government changes to their pensions.

The industrial action promises to cause havoc for many parents who wil have to either take a day off or pay for child care.

The five primary schools affected by the strike are Cheam Common Infants', Green Wrythe Primary, Muschamp Primary, Rushy Meadow Primary and Tweeddale Primary.

Secondary schools Carshalton Boys Sports College, Carshalton High School for Girls, Greenshaw High School, Overton Grange School, Wallington High School for Girls and Stanley Park High School.

Two specialist schools will also be closed tomorrow - Wandle Valley and Carew Manor.

Kirsty Jerome, the council’s education and schools spokesman, said: “We hope that negotiations are successful, so that the impact on the education of Sutton’s schoolchildren is minimised.

“Our key priority at the moment is making sure that parents know what is happening at their children’s schools, so we’ve put a list of affected schools up on the front page and are urging parents to contact schools directly to find out what arrangements are being made.

“When taking the decision on whether to stay open, a school’s first priority must be the safety of its pupils.

“Schools must take into account the needs of the community, including working parents, but must also ensure that any arrangement which allows a school to stay open does not prejudice good education or pupil well-being.”

The reason for the action is because of proposed changes to pensions in the public sector.

As people live longer, the cost of funding public sector pensions is "unsustainable", according to the Government.

David Cameron wants most public sector workers to pay more into their pensions, work for longer hours and accept a pension based on a "career average" salary, rather than the current final salary arrangement.

The National Union of Teachers, however, claim the proposals will leave their members paying more and working longer for less money.