Category: News

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update: Thursday 19th March

19th March 20

Dear Parents Following last night’s announcement by the Secretary of State for Education that all schools will close tomorrow, work continues apace with academic staff building a bank of courses to ensure your child’s academic development is not hampered during this temporary period. Staff are working hard to protect the academic wellbeing of our pupils,…

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update: Wednesday 18th March

19th March 20

Dear Parents You will inevitably have heard the government’s decision this evening to close all schools on Friday. These steps will not be easy for any members of our school community, in particular our children and for those of you who, of course, need to go out to work. With much regret, Prince’s Mead must…

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update: Tuesday 17th March

17th March 20

Dear Parents Following my update of 16th March, the government has since implemented further stringent measures that have been communicated through the Department for Education and Public Health England (PHE). Social Distancing guidance, that applies to us all, has also been issued – with specific restrictions for vulnerable groups. There is no longer any reference to…

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update: Monday 16th March

16th March 20

Dear Parents I do hope this email finds you well. Since my last correspondence of 13th March, I wanted to update you on our status since the weekend. Thank you for supporting us in the extra precautions that we are taking, particularly in relation to hygiene. We continue to encourage children to wash their hands for…

Headmaster’s Notes:

16th March 20

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. The advice from Downing Street last night was clear: anyone with a new persistent cough or a high temperature should now self-isolate for seven days. At this time the resilience of school communities, governments, and the international order, is being tested in…

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update: Friday 13th March

13th March 20

Dear Parents, Since my email of 12th March and following the outcome of yesterday’s Whitehall’s Cobra Coronavirus emergency planning meeting, I write to update you on our follow-up response. It is now a requirement for anyone with a new, continuous cough or high temperature (guidance is at least 37.8C), however mild the symptoms, to self-isolate for seven days. Please be…

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update: Monday 12th March

12th March 20

Dear Parents Following my last correspondence, we continue to monitor very closely government advice on Coronavirus, including guidance in relation to educational settings. Our aim is to take a consistent, pragmatic and evidence-based approach whilst ensuring the health and welfare of the Prince’s Mead community remains at the forefront of all our decision-making. Changes to…

100 Days of School Celebration!

10th March 20

We marked 100 days of school with aplomb last week! What a fun day! Our Reception class have worked so well together in their first 100 days of school, they have worked hard as a team, learned so much and are a much-loved group in the school. It is also a super opportunity to reinforce,…

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update: Monday 3rd March

3rd March 20

Dear Parents, Since my update of last week, I wanted to bring you up to speed on where we are as a school on the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation: The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the UK from low to moderate. In light of this, we have now formally established…

Grandparent’s Tea

3rd March 20

I recall the expression that God couldn’t be everywhere so he made Grandparents. This was most certainly the case for those that I had the honour of meeting on Tuesday when they visited the School. It was a great privilege for me to take the opportunity to recognise the very positive influence they have on…