Shrewsbury Colleges Group has responded to the sad news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8 September.
Principal James Staniforth said: “It is with deep sorrow that we hear about the death of Queen Elizabeth II. No one associated with the college has any memory of a time when Queen Elizabeth was not on the throne.”
“Our sadness at this time is shared by the entire college community and people across Shropshire, the country, and the world, as we remember the lifetime of service given by Her Majesty.”
“During the period of national mourning, the college will continue to operate a normal timetable in line with Department for Education guidance, although there may be disruption to certain activities, events and trips that the college had scheduled.”
“Over the coming days, we will keep students and parents informed of how we will continue to pay our respects.”
“We extend our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, and we wish them strength during this sad period.”
Update: College closed on Monday 19 September
Shrewsbury Colleges Group will not be open on Monday 19 September due to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
The college will reopen on Tuesday 20 September and the normal timetabling of lessons will resume.
We have provided Books of Condolence for students to sign at each campus. These are located at the Student Services desks. Alternatively, students and staff can sign the online version, which is available here: royal.uk/send-message-condolence.