12th September 2022
Dear St Matthew’s family,
Following the public announcements and guidance from the Department for Education, I am writing to confirm that St Matthew’s will be closed on Monday 19th September to mark the occasion of the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II. As a Church of England Academy, it is important for us to mark this occasion as The Queen was Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
At this momentous and historic time, staff will be taking opportunities to ensure that the children understand the significance of the moment and to witness the historic events that take place up to and including the State Funeral. We will also continue to be sensitive to and support those children who may be upset or confused as they express their feelings at this time.
We also welcome the reign of King Charles III.
God save the King.