National Mourning

Dear parents and carers


Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of our sovereign, 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 of time for reflection in response to the death of the Sovereign.

The official date of the State Funeral is Monday 19 September 2022. This day will be a bank holiday and therefore the school will be closed as a mark of respect. The school will reopen as normal Tuesday 20th September.

For some children, the extensive coverage of the Queen’s departure and the public displays of grief and flowers might raise feelings that they cannot name and questions you might not feel confident to answer. The school is here to support so please speak to a member of school staff if you have any worries or concerns.

Our thoughts are with our school community, as we mourn for the Queen, and welcome our new King, inevitably children will still want to be children, and our everyday school life will continue.

Her Majesty The Queen

It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen who has been there for us all longer than most of us have been alive . Our Queen will be remembered for her devotion to her peoples , to this nation, the Commonwealth of Nations and across the wider world .

Her long reign , careful, loving leadership and devotion to duty has helped create the people we are . Our thoughts and prayers of the Roding Community are with King Charles III, the Royal Family and all around the world who will grieve her loss.