It is with profound sadness that the Hampton community mourns the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Much-loved and admired across the globe, The Queen’s life of selfless dedication and devoted service to her country, the Commonwealth and her people is a wonderful example to us all.

The School community gathered for a special assembly on the morning after the official announcement, where pupils and members of the Common Room remembered The Queen’s distinguished and remarkable 70-year reign. A two-minute silence was observed to honour Her Majesty, who was an inspiration to generations of Hamptonians. The Headmaster, Mr Knibbs, paid tribute to The Queen’s unwavering and inspiring sense of duty.

Her Majesty embodied many virtues, and she will always be remembered for her selfless service, her warmth, and her gentle but determined resolve while leading the nation and Commonwealth

for over seven decades. The Queen’s remarkable reign spanned so much change… both nationally and internationally… and yet, as so much altered around her, she was, for so many of us, a reassuring constant and a stabilising, comforting and compassionate presence in our fast-moving world.

She unfailingly rose above political differences and internecine rivalries, as a source of unity who made disharmony vanish during challenging times. Her Majesty was the best of people and… in consequence… saw the best in others and brought the best out of them – what a wonderful example for us all.

As a mark of respect, the School will be flying the Union Flag at half-mast during the period of official mourning.


Our condolences are with King Charles III and the Royal Family. Over the coming weeks, the Hampton community will be commemorating Her Majesty and her extraordinary life as the longest-serving Monarch in British history.

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