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Headmaster’s Notes: Music is the medicine of the mind

13th February 20

We had the great pleasure of welcoming a BBC film crew to Prince’s Mead this week, with the privilege of being able to share with them all that we celebrate here on the musical front at the school. The team thoroughly enjoyed meeting staff and pupils, as well as filming some of the fantastic music…

Headmaster’s Notes: It’s okay not to be okay.

7th February 20

Many of us noted this week a rather public exchange as David Leakey, a decorated Lieutenant General, responded to the presumption from a prominent political figure that military personnel are, essentially, too tough to feel anxiety. Leakey explained that “just because we’re trained to take things at a higher level…doesn’t mean we don’t feel it.”…

What do our Teachers love to read?

5th February 20

It’s Storytelling Week!  We asked all our teachers and staff about the books that they loved reading when they were in school. They also told us about the latest books they love to read to children.  What is your favourite book for children?   Mrs Leonard My favourite book at primary school was The Secret…

Headmaster’s Notes: If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

31st January 20

As Britain formally leaves the European Union at 11.00pm this evening, we are reminded of Kipling’s words that, “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten”. Without doubt this event of national significance will be etched into the history books accompanied, I am sure, with a colourful array of…

Headmaster’s Notes: Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today

24th January 20

I was privileged to sit opposite the most senior defence advisor to Boris Johnson at a dinner in London this week. He offered me a fascinating insight into current planning inside Downing Street; particularly enthralling at such an important juncture in our nation’s great history. What struck me in my conversation was the wealth of…

PMA Sponsor a Book

24th January 20

We are inviting all children to sponsor a legacy book! This February we are working alongside the PMA (Parents Association) and would like to welcome pupils to sponsor a book. Each child will have their own label to place inside the front cover, where they will also be invited to write their name. These books…

BBC Songs of Praise Junior Choir of the Year 2020 Semi Finalists!

17th January 20

  We are thrilled to announce that the Prince’s Mead Concert Choir has reached the semi-final of the BBC Songs of Praise Junior Choir of the Year 2020 Competition! Following the excitement of last year’s Prep School Choir of the Year competition in London where we were overjoyed with our runners-up position, the competitive bug…

Headmaster’s Notes: Appreciating the Power of Nature

17th January 20

It was terrific to launch the Prince’s Mead Australian Wildlife Bushfire Emergency Appeal this morning. We will have witnessed the devastating images caught be the world’s media these last few weeks and the crisis is still ongoing with many of our friends and families being directly affected. More than 10 million hectares have been burnt,…

Regional Finalists for the Great Big Dance Off Competition

14th January 20

The Prince’s Mead Dance Squad have secured a place in the regional finals of the Great Big Dance Off Competition!. The competition will be held in Oxford on Tuesday 17th March at New Theatre, Oxford.   The dance squad train every Monday lunchtime. We are made up of children from years 2-5. We have spent…

Headmaster’s Notes: The beginning is always today.

10th January 20

A very warm welcome back to you all and particularly to the new families and members of staff joining us this year. It was a joy to see our children return to Prince’s Mead with a spring in their step this week. Over the coming weeks, their challenge will be to sustain that energy, even…