School will be closed for the additional Bank Holiday on Monday 19th September
The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that all schools and colleges should close on the bank holiday declared for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
The Government announced there will be a bank holiday on Monday September 19.
The order for the funeral to be a bank holiday was approved by King Charles III at St James Palace in Westminster as he was formally declared head of state.
In an email to schools and colleges, the DfE said: “The official date of the State Funeral is 19 September 2022.
“This day will be a bank holiday and settings that are normally closed on a bank holiday should close on this day as a mark of respect. This will include schools and colleges.”
The DfE added that normal attendance is expected at schools and colleges throughout the national mourning period, other than the bank holiday.
The bank holiday will mark the end of the mourning period.