Headmaster’s Notes: Community is the foundation to success

24th September 21

I do hope those parents who we welcomed to our curriculum evenings this week found the sessions helpful in offering you a snapshot of the year ahead as well as seeing your child’s classroom. It is always a pleasure to speak to so many of you on occasions such as these. In this regard, I do hope you have recovered from last week’s PMA Campout, a very happy occasion indeed and I am immensely grateful to the Prince’s Mead Association (PMA) for their enormous work behind the scenes to make it such a resounding success. That tangible sense of community is something that we treasure greatly at Prince’s Mead and your support of the school on so many fronts is hugely appreciated. 

With such fine weather this last week, we have been making maximum use of our playing fields, not just for tentage, but for an array of matches. On the subject of sport, what a delight to welcome Wimbledon champion Pat Cash through our gates today. We sense he enjoyed some healthy competition on our courts from pupils, staff and parents alike!

I very much look forward to listening to members of our Prince’s Mead Choir at their first public performance this academic year at Sunday’s Harvest Festival service at St Mary’s Church in Avington where the new Rector for the Itchen Valley, the Reverend Dr Peter Walker, leads his inaugural service at the church.

I am sure you share my joy on what children are achieving on so many fronts at such an early stage of the academic year. I do hope you enjoy a most relaxing weekend.