23rd June 23
We have achieved the highest acclaim possible by being found excellent across all areas in our ISI Inspection.
We were highly praised for both our academic and pastoral achievements by ISI inspectors who visited the school last month. They found “pupils expressed confidence in their own abilities and talents, feeling happy to be themselves and confident with others within the family ethos of the school.” This echoes the origin of Prince’s Mead which started out in the then Headmistress’ home in Winchester on Christchurch Road.
Inspectors were impressed that the pupils achieve high academic standards and are successful in entrance assessments to senior schools with competitive entrance criteria; a significant number of pupils gaining scholarships. They also praised Prince’s Mead’s contribution to the local community stating that “pupils look forward to and enjoy the opportunities to help the local community”.
Situated in the stunning Itchen Valley countryside, the inspectors also highlighted how much the pupils “greatly appreciate the ambience and beauty of the natural environment”, finding joy in growing vegetables and at play times running outside into the openness of the field and woodland areas.
Adam King, who joined Prince’s Mead as Headmaster last September, said:
“I am very proud of the team at Prince’s Mead and of what we have achieved. You can’t get any better accolade than double excellent at inspection and I am heartened by the wonderful comments we received from parents, as part of the process, who think Prince’s Mead prepares pupils well for the next stage of their education. I am so proud to be the Head of a school that champions happiness, confidence and the desire to succeed.”
You can read the full report here.