Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a period of National Mourning has started and will continue until the end of the State Funeral. This is a period for reflection in response to the death of the Sovereign.

The official date of the State Funeral is Monday 19th September 2022. This day will be a bank holiday and schools and colleges will close on this day as a mark of respect.

Normal attendance to school is expected throughout the National Mourning period, other than the bank holiday.