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Bank Holiday – Monday, 19 September 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

I am writing to express the Parkside community’s sadness and condolences to the Royal Family and King Charles III on the death of Queen Elizabeth II. 

As you will be aware, the funeral date has been set for Monday September 19th.  This date is a bank holiday and the school will be closed to both staff and pupils for the day, returning on Tuesday September 20th.

The pupils at Parkside will be marking their respect to the Queen within school in different ways planned by their teacher in class.  This will ensure it is at an appropriate level for their understanding.

National times of mourning, such as the period we are in, often have a deep and personal effect on people.  It may be that it brings sadness from personal experiences or leaves you feeling sad or uncertain with these important changes happening in our country’s history.  Please make sure you talk to us if you feel you require any additional support at this difficult time.  We have two excellent parental support workers, Natasha and Vickie, who will be very happy to support you or, of course, you can speak to myself or any other Senior Leader within Parkside. 

Kind regards, 

Carolyn Ellis-Gage

Head Teacher

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