Year: 2019

Headmaster’s Notes: ‘Tis the season to be jolly

13th December 19

As we woke up to those General Election results this morning, weary candidates from our own Prince’s Mead Mock Election were coming to terms with their results after a well-fought campaign; tempting voters with ‘more sausage rolls’, ‘homework-free birthdays’ et al. Thank you to our Returning Officers for their extraordinary work in counting the votes…

Latest Press: WinchestHer Magazine

12th December 19

We are delighted that WinchestHer Magazine talked to us about what Winchester parents should consider when applying for a Nursery or School for their young children. They spoke to Head of Pre-Prep, Mrs Fecher, Head of EYFS, Mrs O’Siochain and Marketing Manager, Mrs Bennett in December. For the full article:      

Nativity: Everyone Loves a Baby

11th December 19

At a Bethlehem Inn, six children live with their parents – a kind innkeeper and his wife, who have just had a new baby. But the children aren’t too keen on the new addition. They’d rather have a dog, a donkey, or even a camel! In an effort to escape all the baby talk, the…

Headmaster’s Notes: beautiful singing at Winchester Cathedral

6th December 19

It was a great pleasure to welcome so many of you to our Christmas Carol Service at Winchester Cathedral yesterday afternoon for our annual gathering in the heart of the community. We are committed as a school to making a difference to the lives of our pupils but also to the lives of the community…

The Duke Awards

5th December 19

Children from Years 1 – 6 are now in possession of their Duke Award books. Further to my assembly earlier in the year, the Duke Awards are a scheme of 10 components designed to foster resilience and independence in children. This programme is voluntary and runs independently to the school curriculum, although the skills developed…

Headmaster’s Notes: Lifting the lid on Christmas

29th November 19

This week we have seen the Sports Hall in full use, with choir and nativity rehearsals in between those sports sessions of course. With some of the weather we have experienced this week we are so grateful for this fantastic space and for the talent to fill it! Amongst the hustle and bustle, it is…

Green Power Car

28th November 19

Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity which gets young people enthusiastic about science and engineering by challenging groups of children to design, build and race an electric car.  At Prince’s Mead we started a Greenpower club which has been running every Monday after school. Currently there are 6 members consisting of Theo, Oliver,…

Headmaster’s Notes: A hive of activity as rehearsals and practices are taking place

22nd November 19

Our Music Department is a hive of activity at this moment in time, as rehearsals and practices take place in preparation for one of the most exciting periods in the school year. Choristers, musicians, dancers and actors, supported so inspirationally by their incredibly talented teachers, are working tirelessly to ensure that that the forthcoming performances,…

Year 5 Visit to the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth

21st November 19

On Tuesday 19th November Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic day at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.  We took part in a hands-on classroom session, where we got to meet the ship’s crew through replica artefacts and costumes and we were all captivated by the salvaged shipwreck itself, the thousands of genuine artefacts found on…

Year 5 Helvellyn Climb, Lake District

20th November 19

Helvellyn Climb Here are a few photos from our October adventure in the Lake District with Year 5 children and Mr. Thacker, Mr Greenaway, Mrs Windrum, Miss Williams, Mr Thomas, Mrs Jones and Mr Stuckey. We travelled up to the Lake District on Thursday 17th October, camped overnight near Thirlmere, before climbing the 950m mountain…