All Tayside and Fife schools and nurseries will close on the day of the Queen’s state funeral, it has been confirmed.
All council schools and early learning centres in Tayside and the Kingdom will shut next Monday, which has been declared a bank holiday for the last day of the period of national mourning.
King Charles III approved the bank holiday during his proclamation ceremony when he was formally declared king.
Dundee City Council confirmed on Tuesday that all schools and nurseries would be shut on the day of the Queen’s funeral. They will reopen on Tuesday September 20.
Angus Council also confirmed that “as a mark of respect”, all schools and early learning and childcare facilities in the region would be closed on Monday September 19.
Fife parents received written confirmation of the school closures from Carrie Lindsay, the council’s executive director for education and children’s services on Monday.
Mrs Lindsay wrote: “All Fife Council schools and early learning and childcare centres will be closed to staff and pupils on Monday September 19, reopening on Tuesday September 20.”
This week, she said, they will remain open as normal and any absence requests in relation to the period of mourning should be made to head teachers.
Support is also available in schools for anyone who requires it, she said.
A 10-day plan is in place following the Queen’s death in Balmoral on Thursday.
Her coffin will be flown on Tuesday from Edinburgh to London, where she will lie in state before her funeral.