Message to parents: Information regarding school closure for State Funeral

After the very sad news last week of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, you will no doubt be aware that the official date for the State Funeral is 19 September 2022 and this day will be a bank holiday.

We have had confirmation from the DfE that settings normally closed on a bank holiday should close on this day as a mark of respect, this will include schools and colleges, and as such Percy Hedley School and Northern Counties School will be closed next Monday.

Normal attendance is expected throughout the National Mourning period, other than the bank holiday.