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Period of national mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Period of national mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Following the very sad announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8 September 2022 the Cotham School community offers our thoughts and condolences to the Royal Family.

Over the coming days we will offer students and staff the opportunity to record their memories and condolences should they so wish to do so and staff will provide opportunities for discussion through the curriculum on the historical significance of her reign.

Although the Nation has now entered a period of national mourning that will continue until the end of the State Funeral, the school remains open.  When formal announcements have been made regarding the funeral we will update the school community accordingly.

Support will be offered by our staff to students should they have found yesterday’s news upsetting and throughout this difficult time and staff are prepared with some information and discussion activities over the coming days.

We are conscious that this event will affect people very differently and we will respect that some students will not find the news significant while others (and some staff) might be deeply moved. 

There will be opportunities for students and staff to influence how else we mark events over the next period of time including the funeral and accession and as ever we will keep our school community updated.