Headmaster’s Welcome

As Headmaster of Prince’s Mead, I consider myself to be very fortunate and privileged.  Living locally, I have known the school for many years and was delighted to be appointed to lead a school that has such a strong sense of community and is ambitious for its future.

Our broad curriculum allows every child to enjoy a large variety of subjects and be inspired by specialist, enthusiastic teachers.

Our grounds are simply stunning, with over 12 acres providing the children with space in which to be energetic, creative and reflective.

Finally, our pastoral care is second to none, with committed and dedicated staff creating a caring environment that provides every child with a happy and nurturing setting.

Children face so many challenges in an ever-changing world. However, I believe that Prince’s Mead can provide the perfect start to your child’s life both educationally and emotionally.

I look forward to showing you around this very special place and giving you the opportunity to see for yourself.

Adam King

Headmaster, Prince’s Mead School

Headmaster's Bio

Mr Adam King  – B.A. Hons QTS PDES (Leadership and Management)

Adam studied English at Leeds University. He remained ‘up north’ and started his career in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales at Giggleswick School as an Assistant Housemaster and English teacher. After a few years, he moved south, to become Head of English and Drama at St. Faith’s Preparatory School, in the heart of Cambridge. It is in Cambridge where Adam met his wife Claire, a teaching assistant, and they now have three teenage children.

In 2004, he took up the post of Deputy Head at Thorngrove and was appointed as its Head, five years later. He has been Headmaster at Thorngrove School, in Highclere, ever since. As well his day job, he is also a Compliance and Educational Quality Inspector for ISI, on the Academic Committee for the Independent Schools Examinations Board and the Secretary of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools District 10 Committee. He finds these additional roles interesting, fulfilling and enjoyable and feels that in many ways they support his role as a Head by giving him fresh ideas and challenging him to be the best person (and Head) that he can be.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys running (he has run a couple of London marathons and a few half-marathons), walking and cooking. Although his playing days are over, he supports Bath rugby club and enjoys watching them at the Recreation Ground in Bath. Adam loves the theatre, whether it’s regional or West End and also enjoys going to the ballet at Covent Garden and Sadler’s Wells. Adam and his family are very much looking forward to moving down to Winchester and making the most of living in such a beautiful city, as well as the surrounding countryside.

‘I am truly excited to have been appointed to lead a school that has such a strong sense of community; embraces a broad, challenging and ‘character building’ curriculum and is ambitious for its future.’

“The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent”

Independent Schools Inspectorate