It is with sadness that Buckingham Palace announced today the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
The country has now entered a period of national mourning that will continue until the end of the State Funeral. Guidance for schools on this period of National Mourning will be provided by the Government and the Department for Education. Once the details of the funeral are confirmed by the Royal Household, and the guidance is released, we will write to you with further information. You can access more information about the mourning period on www.royal.uk.
In school tomorrow, we will be holding a special assembly for pupils in the morning, and will be planning commemorative activities for the children to help them mark this historic moment and celebrate the life of Her Majesty the Queen.
We understand that some of our children and young people may be upset by the news and will ensure that teachers and support staff make themselves available for the children to talk to throughout the day. If you think that your child may be particularly affected by the news, please email the office and let us know.
Our thoughts and wishes are with the Royal Family during their time of grief, and for all families who are also grieving at this time.