As a school, we are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen on 8th September 2022, at the age of 96. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.
We join people around the country, and across the Commonwealth in remembering her life and mourning her passing after an unprecedented 70 year reign.
Our Principal, Charlotte Harmer, said:
"As we all take time to reflect on the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we stand as a garrison school filled largely with children of our Armed Forces, for whom she was Commander-in-Chief. As the longest serving British Monarch in history, Her Majesty’s dedication to her people, to the Commonwealth and to Her Armed Forces will be greatly missed. The grace and dignity with which she went about her role has been an inspiration to us all.
Our thoughts are with His Majesty King Charles III and all members of the Royal Family."
The White Horse Federation CEO, Paul Smith, said: “In this moment of solemn reflection, we mourn the passing of Her Majesty, a leader who has demonstrated incredible stoicism, integrity, and service to her country.”
“We at the White Horse Federation pass on our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family. Our thoughts are with them. In the coming days, we will hold assemblies and events to celebrate her historic reign and mark her passing.”
The White Horse Federation Chair of Trustees, Ninna Gibson said: “The White Horse Federation is grateful to Her Majesty for her service. The longest-serving monarch in history and a remarkable woman. We stand together with people worldwide in paying our respects and passing on our deepest sympathy.”
During this period, the school will continue to be open as usual. We will ensure that the school community is kept informed as updates are given by the government around mourning procedures and events.