As a school, we are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen on 8th September 2022, at the age of 96. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.
We join people around the country, and across the Commonwealth in remembering her life and mourning her passing after an unprecedented 70 year reign.
Our Principal, Claire Leach, said: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. I am sure that like me you have wonderful memories of such a special lady. She has led our nation through times of sadness and times of great joy and whether we met her, saw her at an event or just watched her on the television, she has touched all of our lives.
The Summer was filled with such joy celebrating her 70 years on the throne, the children loved spending time learning about her life and the impact she has made through seven decades.
Whether a supporter of the Royal Family or not no one can deny the huge impact she has had, a wonderful example of hard work and dedication to service, right to the very end.
We will approach her passing with sensitivity and support your children with any questions they may have. As we enter a period of mourning as a country we will reflect on this in school. This will always be in an age appropriate manner.
As a school community we send our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family. Rest in Peace Your Majesty."
The White Horse Federation CEO, Paul Smith, said: “In this moment of solemn reflection, we mourn the passing of Her Majesty, a leader who has demonstrated incredible stoicism, integrity, and service to her country.”
“We at the White Horse Federation pass on our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family. Our thoughts are with them. In the coming days, we will hold assemblies and events to celebrate her historic reign and mark her passing.”
The White Horse Federation Chair of Trustees, Ninna Gibson said: “The White Horse Federation is grateful to Her Majesty for her service. The longest-serving monarch in history and a remarkable woman. We stand together with people worldwide in paying our respects and passing on our deepest sympathy.”
During this period, the school will continue to be open as usual. We will ensure that the school community is kept informed as updates are given by the government around mourning procedures and events.