Headmaster’s Notes – Scholarship Success

15th March 19

One of the highlights for any Headmaster is being able to pass on good news to pupils. In Friday Prayers this morning I had the pleasure of congratulating our Year 6s on their success in achieving their senior schools of choice and recognising our 20 scholars this year; a stunning success. They have all performed outstandingly well, receiving a number of awards in the process to some fantastic senior schools. We are immensely proud of them and our twenty scholars for their fine achievements on the academic, sport, art and drama fronts.  This formal recognition is very much a significant milestone for them all and they can all look forward to their final few months at Prince’s Mead with a genuine sense of relief and excitement. A more detailed account of their success and the senior schools they will be attending will be posted on the website in due course.

I do hope that your children come home from Prince’s Mead each day with a spring in their step. School life is pretty full on for any pupil at this stage of the year, as they balance academic commitments alongside sport, music, drama and other extra-curricular interests. At the same time, our pupils seem to find the passion and enthusiasm to give nothing but their best in all of these areas. It is wonderful to see happy children leaving school at the end of the day, having made the most of the array of opportunities on offer having enjoyed all that they take part in. Yesterday’s Year 2 Forest Afternoon was one such example as pupils enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air on offer amongst beautiful Beech trees in Gray’s Wood.

Congratulations to all 61 of our representatives that took part in the Godalming Festival last weekend and the terrific results they achieved in the process. Prince’s Mead is fortunate to have Mrs Lyon; an outstanding LAMDA coach whose mission is to train our dramatic artists so they can make an impact on their senior schools and beyond through their experience with theatre. Every single child last weekend worked with passion and dedication and their results were richly deserved.

It is always a delight to witness our young scientists skipping into the Science lab excited by the practical and investigative work on offer. This week was no exception and it was a pleasure to welcome pupils and staff from King Edward’s School, Southampton, as they gave a fantastic science demonstration to our pupils.

Do enjoy the break this weekend, and I look forward to welcoming back pupils next week for what promises to be another exciting and, I am sure, busy week as we move towards Easter. Good luck to all those parents attending our Quiz Night this evening – it will be no trivial affair!