National Period of Mourning

9 September 2022: Notice to Parents/Carers

You will have seen yesterday evening’s sad news that our longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at her residence in Balmoral, aged 96.  After reigning for 70 years, she was the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch and her passing marks the end of an era.

National guidance is that schools will remain open during a period of mourning.  This period of national mourning will continue until the end of the State Funeral.  When schools are issued guidance regarding any arrangements for the day of the State Funeral, we will share these with you.

In the meantime, we will ensure there is appropriate opportunity for students to discuss and ask questions about the Queen’s life and reign.  We will also make available support for any student for whom this significant national event causes sadness.

Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

Sara Wildes, Principal

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