The Coronation of King Charles III

Dear Parents,

The Coronation of King Charles III

To celebrate the coronation of the King, Charles III, we have a few activities planned in school that we’d like to let you know about.

The Royally Big Portrait

Please find attached a letter from Children in Need, who are organising a ‘Royally Big Portrait’. Primary school children across the UK are being invited to draw their portrait of the King, and each picture will then be combined to create one giant virtual portrait of King Charles III.

Your child has produced a picture of the King (this should be in book bags), and we would be really grateful if you could take a photo of it and upload it to the link shown at by 28th April.

If you encounter any problems with uploading your child’s portrait, please come into school and we can help you with this.

Commemorative Tea Towel

The children are producing self portraits for a commemorative tea towel that we will have printed up and available to purchase. More details of this to follow!

Coronation Celebration – Friday 12 May

“A Royally Big Party!”

As a fitting end to coronation week, we will be holding coronation celebrations throughout the day on Friday 12 May.

ClothesChildren are invited to attend in either party clothes or something red, white and blue (Class 6 children to bring clothes with them to change into following their final SATS test).

Royal Banquet

At lunchtime, all children will have their normal lunch royal banquet style, with children seated in rows. Hook Celebration Group will be coronating their own King and Queen of Hook the weekend of King Charles’ coronation and, if the children chosen by them attend our school, they will be at the head of the banquet table!


Coronation Parade through the village

At 2pm, the children will gather in the playground to sing ‘God Save the King’, before parading through the village. You are warmly invited to come along to watch this. The route will be as follows:-

  • Leaving the school gate, children will walk down Garth Lane, along High Street, turn onto Church Lane at the crossroads, and back to school via Mad Dog Lane.

Children can be collected from their classrooms after the parade if you wish to.

We are really looking forward to the chance to celebrate such a rare event! If you have any queries about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Kind regards,

Miss C Yewman

Deputy Headteacher