Notice regarding funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Monday 12th September 2022
Dear Parent / Carer,
I am writing to you today following the extremely sad news last week regarding the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. The government has decided that the State Funeral will be on Monday the 19th of September. This will be a bank holiday. They have directed schools to close for the duration of that day like all normal bank holidays. School will reopen on Tuesday the 20th September.
Their guidance states: ‘The official date of the State Funeral is 19 September 2022. This day will be a bank holiday and settings that are normally closed on a bank holiday should close on this day as a mark of respect. This will include schools and colleges.’
The country is now officially in a period of national mourning until the end of the state funeral on the 19th of September. However, this week there should be no interruption to attendance and school will be open as normal throughout this week. The government guidance states ‘for schools and further education settings normal attendance is expected throughout the National Mourning period, other than the bank holiday’.
In school on Friday, we had some reflection time in classes as a mark of respect to the Queen. This week as part of national mourning we will be continuing to reflect further on the life of the Queen and the royal succession.
If your child has been affected by the sad news and you feel they need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact their class teacher or our Inclusion Team.
Mrs Hayley Mulhall
Acting Executive Headteacher