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Posted on: September 8th 2022

News update: Thursday 8th September 2022

We have received the following message from the Department for Education:

"It is with sadness that Buckingham Palace announced today the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

We have now entered a period of national mourning that will continue until the end of the State Funeral. Guidance providing the public, businesses and institutions with advice on the period of national mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be issued by the Cabinet Office and available on GOV.UK. Once details of the funeral are confirmed by the Royal Household, we will write to you with further guidance and information.

Schools and Further Education settings should remain open. Whilst normal attendance is expected, headteachers continue to have the power to authorise leaves of absence for pupils in exceptional circumstances. Any requests for leave of absence should be considered on a case-by-case basis taking into account individual circumstances."

Following this guidance, The Marlborough School will be open on Friday 9th September. All staff will be mindful that some pupils may be upset at the news of the Queen's death. We will reflect on this historic and important occasion as a community next week. 

As soon as we have more information, I will share it with you.

Mr. Hanlon