Headmaster’s Welcome

A very warm welcome to our Prince’s Mead website. Prince’s Mead is undoubtedly a vibrant and exciting school where childhood is nurtured and celebrated against the backdrop of outstanding pastoral care. We are a place where children are free to enjoy their childhood, can begin to develop lifelong academic, artistic, sporting and cultural passions and are prepared for life at senior school and beyond.

Academic results at Prince’s Mead are continually outstanding and our scholarship results speak for themselves. Academic success is of course a priority, but at Prince’s Mead, we pride ourselves on educating the whole child. We teach them how to think by allowing them the space and the time to enjoy being children, by creating opportunities for each and every one of them to find what makes them tick and nurturing the qualities of character that will stand the test of time

Just ten minutes from the centre of Winchester in a beautiful Georgian building with breath-taking views over the South Downs, our setting ensures pupils can take part in a wide variety of competitive sports, learn outside of the classroom and, importantly, to be able to just romp about outdoors.  There is untold value in giving children the freedom and space to grow, develop and be allowed to make mistakes in a safe setting. 

We are preparing children for their future in a world that is ever changing and we embolden them to be adaptable, resilient and forward-thinking whilst still maintaining the core values of kindness and mutual respect.  We want to demonstrate to them the importance of the quality of human relationships and the need to support others less fortunate than themselves.  We want our pupils to emerge as confident, enquiring, empathetic children with a real sense of who they are and what they want to be.

Whether you are moving to Winchester or are already settled here, I very much hope you will come and visit and get a glimpse of our impressive pupils, our stunning site, and our dedicated staff. You will be sure of a warm welcome from everyone.

Peter Thacker

Headmaster