We have received the following guidance from the Department for Education:
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 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.
Therefore, Purbrook Junior School will be closed on Monday 19 September to all staff and pupils (including our breakfast club and any after school clubs). The school will reopen on Tuesday 20 September.
Mr C Williams