Letter for South Lanarkshire Council – School Closure on September 19th

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to confirm that all schools and early years establishments will be closed on Monday 19 September.

This day of closure will align with the declared bank holiday, the end of the mourning period for the passing of Her Majesty the Queen and to pay respects on the day of her funeral. Regards.

Your sincerely,

Des Dickson, Education Operations Manager

Letter From Our Active Schools Coordinator

Good Morning,

I hope you are all well and settling into the new term. I am delighted to share with you information on a new P4/5 Multi Sport Community Club which is going to start on Wednesday 21st September from 4.30-5.30pm at Holy Cross High School and run for 4 weeks. The club will be led by our Sports Coach Academy pupils from across the Hamilton area and always supervised by myself and my colleagues. Please could you share the following link to your P4 and P5 parents/guardians for them to sign up for the club. This could be shared to your school app or twitter page.


All permissions etc are taken from the form so we don’t need any paper copies. If you have any pupils without access to the internet, please let me know and I can drop in a paper permission form.

We look forward to welcoming your pupils to the club !!!

Many thanks,

Lucy Brown

Active Schools Coordinator

Hamilton Grammar Cluster

Industrial Action – Local Authority Trade Unions

Dear Parent/Carer

Industrial Action – Local Government Trade Unions

You may recall that we let you know earlier about the potential impact of targeted industrial action by the Local Government Trade Unions.

I can now confirm that there is extensive support from a wide range of unions for the 3-day strike on Tuesday 6 September, Wednesday 7 September and Thursday 8 September 2022.

Given the impact that this withdrawal of labour by janitorial, cleaning, catering and support staff will have the Council has taken the decision to close the school on health and safety grounds on these days.

The council is making arrangements to help those families who are entitled to a free school meal. A free school meal payment of £7.50 is expected to be made by Thursday 8 September 2022.  The payment will be made directly into bank accounts.  However, if there is an issue, please contact us and we will support you in this regard.

We regret the inconvenience that the school closure will cause families and at this stage would urge you to make plans for alternative arrangements for your child during this time.

The school will re-open again on Friday 9 September 2022.

Yours sincerely

Alison Hope.

Head Teacher