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Dixons Academies Trust

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - parents and carers

Posted on 8th September 2022

We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to her other realms and territories is unparalleled and we thank her for her service.

Dixons Academies Trust will observe the mourning period but continue to support our students, families, and staff. Unless otherwise stated, please assume any scheduled activities and events will continue as planned. We will observe the national holiday scheduled for Her Majesty’s funeral, which means schools will be closed that day, but outside of this, school hours will continue as normal.

We will be keeping students informed of news about these events as part of assemblies and class activities. If you think your child may be experiencing particular upset due to the passing of The Queen, please do let us know so we can provide additional support if needed.

It is expected that there will be significant disruption across the UK, particularly in London, during this period, therefore we will endeavour to keep you up to date should there be any further changes. Should there be anything further we can support you with, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Please note: Following the news of the Queen’s passing last week, it has been announced that Monday 19 September will be a national bank holiday for Her Majesty’s funeral. Our academies will be observing the national holiday and will be closed on this date. They will reopen on Tuesday 20 September.

Our school is observing the mourning period but continues to support students, families and staff. If you think your child is experiencing particular upset due to the passing of the Queen, please let us know so we can provide additional support if needed.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for your understanding.