Lorrayne Hughes, Chief Executive of Cumbria Education Trust, said: “This is a profoundly sad moment for the whole country and indeed the world.

“Queen Elizabeth dedicated her life to the service of her people and has been a constant throughout times of upheaval and change. She has been a remarkable role model and we at Cumbria Education Trust share in the widespread sense of grief and loss.

“Our schools will, of course, be remembering and paying tribute to those years of dedication and service in the coming days.”