Category: News

Headmaster’s Notes: Learning the past to prepare for the future 

25th March 22

I have been following with interest the tour of Belize and Jamaica by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, where Prince William expressed his profound sorrow over the slave trade. As a former Head of History, I am aware that any controversy surrounding history and its teaching is not new. The Duke of Cambridge has…

Headmaster’s Notes: A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities

28th January 22

Our House meetings this week were full of hopes and dreams. With this heartfelt focus on what is to come, what a joy it was to hear the aspirations of our children; our future generation with so much to look forward to. And how eloquently House leaders led insightful discourse as to what this might…

Headmaster’s Notes: Making a success of old age

21st January 22

This week the world’s oldest man, Saturnino de la Fuente García from Spain, died at the age of 112 and 341 days. We learned that he enjoyed a quiet life with his wife Antonina, whom he married in 1933. Mr García is survived by his seven daughters, 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Standing at just 4.92…

Headmaster’s Notes: Seeing the future through a different lens

14th January 22

It has been very special to see the happy faces of both new and returning pupils and staff this week. Already the children have been relishing being back in the Prince’s Mead environment, making the most of all that is on offer to them; classrooms have been awash with exciting academic lessons, rugby and hockey…

Headmaster’s Notes: A Christmas with meaning

10th December 21

The run up to Christmas within a prep school is full of sounds. There are the sounds of singing and parties, of children laughing, or sitting quietly enjoying being together – sounds that bring hope, or celebration, or joy. Prince’s Mead is no exception. Our capacity congregation at Winchester Cathedral last week was a demonstration if ever needed,…

Headmaster’s Notes: Language leaves us Spellbound

26th November 21

There is no point in pretending that English spelling is easy. But then neither is algebra, nor playing the trumpet, nor mastering tactics on the sports field. But the rewards are curiously similar: precision, communication and aesthetic satisfaction; all of which were encouraged in our Prince’s Mead annual ‘Spelling Bee’ final this week. Through healthy…

HeadMaster’s Notes: Every child is born with a talent

19th November 21

It was great to see so many of you at the Bonfire and Fireworks evening last weekend and a real privilege to come together as a community. Thank you to all those who worked so hard together, ensuring that the event ran so smoothly, especially to the PMA and our Estates team. I am also…

Independent School of the Year 2021

23rd October 21

We were very proud to become 2021 Finalists in the Independent School of the Year Awards.  Prince’s Mead School was shortlisted and then finalists in the ‘The Marketing Award for Effective Brand Communication’ category. Head of Marketing, Mrs Leela Bennett ‘We have been on a exciting visual journey with Prince’s Mead and our goal was…

Headmaster’s Notes: Opportunity knocks at Prince’s Mead

15th October 21

It hardly seems possible that the half term break is upon us, after what has been a very busy, but hugely encouraging, six weeks of term. We feel extremely fortunate to have enjoyed a very happy period here at Prince’s Mead. As is always the way, the children have embraced all that has been placed…