Category: Headmaster’s Notes

The End of a story and the beginning of many. 

9th July 21

The End of a story and the beginning of many.  Speech Day is always a special occasion to draw the school community together for one more time and it was a pleasure to celebrate the achievements of all at Prince’s Mead this morning. As schools have navigated the challenges of this year, it has been…

Headmaster’s Notes: Where energy is contagious 

2nd July 21

The pace of life in these final stages of term is certainly increasing and this week has been one that must have exhausted even the most energetic of Prince’s Mead pupils or staff with all that has been going on: Geography field trips to the Isle of Wight, Science excursions to Hillier Gardens, sporting field events,…

Headmaster’s Notes: Records are made to be broken

25th June 21

Our Sports Day today, a far more significant event in the sporting calendar than the Euros, was a fine example of teamwork and inter house rivalry where pupils, parents and staff shared in the joys of being together as a community. It was certainly a very happy occasion with much support and encouragement for fellow…

Headmaster’s Notes: Creating our own sunshine

18th June 21

Prince’s Mead is an extraordinary community, and over this year we have been reminded on many occasions how supportive and understanding parents have been with the school running under slightly different conditions. It was therefore a genuine pleasure to speak with our Class Representatives this week where we welcomed feedback from you all. It was…

Headmaster’s Notes: Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity

11th June 21

The breadth of opportunity that Prince’s Mead offers outside of the classroom is designed to develop teamwork, self-reliance, ingenuity, leadership, responsibility and a sense of public service in each and every pupil. This week has been no exception with a veritable feast of opportunities for our pupils; with Year 5 enjoying a residential adventure in…

Headmaster’s Notes: The language of mankind

28th May 21

Although it seems only a matter of a few weeks since Easter, a great deal has been achieved here at Prince’s Mead in so many areas. I have witnessed some extraordinary talent across the whole school, in academic work, creative writing, on cricket pitches, in musical performances, and even sausage-making, to name but a few!…

Headmaster’s Notes: Out of adversity comes opportunity

21st May 21

With the end of the first week of our Festival of Education, it has been so energising to reflect on the breadth of opportunity for your children at Prince’s Mead. In this week alone, Year 4 headed off on their residential down to Somerset, Year 2 have been out and about in Winchester studying King…

Headmaster’s Notes: Counting our blessings

14th May 21

As we complete Week 4 of this Summer Term, there are so many blessings for the Prince’s Mead community to count, although many of these come without any complacency. We are so fortunate that our children are able to spend plenty of time on our fabulous grounds each day. I am sure too that many…

Headmaster’s Notes: The magic of reading

30th April 21

Many of you will share fond memories of your children hanging on to your every word of a bedtime story. If you are not there yet, you can also look forward to the time when your youngsters begin to read and devour fairy tales or adventure stories. I have witnessed children hiding under tables having…

Headmaster’s Notes: A Renaissance in Artisan Skills

19th March 21

As Year 1 demonstrated not so long ago inside their Toy Museum, there is a unique pleasure in nursing the survival of a much-loved gadget or toy. Cherished items were brought in from home, many having belonged to their parents, and these were typically modest — a board game or much-loved teddy bear. What was…