Teachers at Hove Park School have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action against the threat to their pay and conditions posed by the proposal for the school to become an academy.

The National Union of Teachers announced that nearly 80% voted to oppose their school leaving the Brighton and Hove family of schools with the consequent threat to pay and conditions.

A strike will take place on Wednesday July 16.

Paul Shellard, secretary of Brighton and Hove NUT said: "Teachers across Brighton and Hove are opposed to Hove Park converting to an academy.

"We support our members at the school in taking strike action.

"The governors must listen to the staff and local parents and build on Hove Park’s successes as a community school."

More to follow.