The Queen’s State Funeral – Monday 19th September 2022

Update on school closure;

This weekend, King Charles III approved an order for the Queen’s funeral to be a bank holiday, as he was formally declared head of state.

In an email to all schools, the Department for Education has said: “The official date of the State Funeral is 19 September 2022.  This day will be a bank holiday and settings that are normally closed on a bank holiday should close on this day as a mark of respect. This will include schools and colleges.”

The DfE added that for schools normal attendance is expected throughout the national mourning period, other than the bank holiday. The bank holiday will mark the end of the mourning period.

Queen’s funeral to be held on Monday, September 19