As a Trust, we wish to express our sadness following the death of HRH, Queen Elizabeth II.

Staff in schools across the Trust will be discussing the events with our pupils and ensuring that they are supported in the coming days and weeks.

The Queen was a person of great faith and we are thankful for the exemplary way in which she devoted herself to a life of service. We pay tribute to her tremendous dedication and commitment and recognise the integrity which permeated her reign, along with her deep sense of duty.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family, and the nation, at this sad and difficult time.

CEO Kevin Gritton