September 16th 2022 13:00

Since the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8th September, Ashfield School has been remembering The Queens dedication and unparalleled service to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as her other realms and territories.

Throughout the past week, Assemblies have taken place celebrating her life and service to the country. The Union Flag located at the front of the school was lowered to half-mast by a selection of students from our Uniformed Services and on Friday 16th September a wreath was laid by John Maher, Headteacher, Wesley Davies, CEO of The Two Counties Trust as well as a collection of staff and students.

Ashfield School also proudly observed a two-minute silence at 9am on Friday 16th September.

John Maher, Headteacher of Ashfield School.

“Ashfield school expresses its deepest condolences to the Royal Family during this time of national mourning. Both teachers and students were proud to take this moment of reflection to celebrate the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II”

Wesley Davies, Chief Executive Officer of The Two Counties Trust.

“Our Schools across The Two Counties Trust have been marking their respects towards the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It is a tremendous privilege to be asked to attend events such as today’s wreath laying and witness first-hand the respect shown by our students and staff during this historic moment.”


September 16th 2022 10:00

Schools across the country will be reflecting upon Her Majesty’s service, visits to Nottinghamshire and the many other memories each of us holds of Queen Elizabeth II.

Today, the school and The Two Counties Trust held its own 2 minutes’ silence in advance of the national minute’s silence on Sunday and the ceremony on Monday.

The passing of the Queen and the widely published television and media coverage will provide opportunities for children to reflect, but also to ask searching questions and, for some, the national grief felt during this period of mourning will be a struggle with memories of personal losses resurfacing.

Nottinghamshire County Council has a dedicated webpage providing information following the sad news along with opportunities to celebrate the life of The Queen, including commemorative events and the ability to send messages of condolences: Commemorating the life of Her Majesty The Queen | Nottinghamshire County Council

The NottAlone website contains support for young people, parents and professionals for a range of challenges including bereavement and loss and may be a resource of value over the coming days and weeks: Local mental health advice and help for young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. | NottAlone and the Childhood Bereavement Network has a specific suite of resources to support schools: Supporting children and young people on the death of Queen Elizabeth II (

Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this time and with you all as we engage in mourning and reflection over this week, during the national minute of silence on Sunday evening at 8pm, and during the Bank Holiday on Monday for the state funeral.


September 12th 2022

To confirm that Ashfield school will observe the national holiday on Monday 19th September 2022 for Her Majesty’s funeral.

The school will be closed for the day and will reopen for students to return on Tuesday 20th September.

Once again on behalf of the School and The Two Counties Trust we would like to express our deepest sympathies for passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Kind regards