Headmaster’s Notes: A Christmas with meaning

10th December 21

The run up to Christmas within a prep school is full of sounds. There are the sounds of singing and parties, of children laughing, or sitting quietly enjoying being together – sounds that bring hope, or celebration, or joy. Prince’s Mead is no exception. Our capacity congregation at Winchester Cathedral last week was a demonstration if ever needed,…

Headmaster’s Notes: Language leaves us Spellbound

26th November 21

There is no point in pretending that English spelling is easy. But then neither is algebra, nor playing the trumpet, nor mastering tactics on the sports field. But the rewards are curiously similar: precision, communication and aesthetic satisfaction; all of which were encouraged in our Prince’s Mead annual ‘Spelling Bee’ final this week. Through healthy…

HeadMaster’s Notes: Every child is born with a talent

19th November 21

It was great to see so many of you at the Bonfire and Fireworks evening last weekend and a real privilege to come together as a community. Thank you to all those who worked so hard together, ensuring that the event ran so smoothly, especially to the PMA and our Estates team. I am also…

Independent School of the Year 2021

23rd October 21

We were very proud to become 2021 Finalists in the Independent School of the Year Awards.  Prince’s Mead School was shortlisted and then finalists in the ‘The Marketing Award for Effective Brand Communication’ category. Head of Marketing, Mrs Leela Bennett ‘We have been on a exciting visual journey with Prince’s Mead and our goal was…

Headmaster’s Notes: Opportunity knocks at Prince’s Mead

15th October 21

It hardly seems possible that the half term break is upon us, after what has been a very busy, but hugely encouraging, six weeks of term. We feel extremely fortunate to have enjoyed a very happy period here at Prince’s Mead. As is always the way, the children have embraced all that has been placed…

Year 5 Trip to Snowdon Gallery

15th October 21

We welcome back our intrepid Year 5 children and staff from climbing Snowdon this week! What an adventure. Well done year 5! we are all so proud of you; what a endurance hike!  Thank you to the amazing teachers Mr T, Mrs Jones, Mrs Small, Mr Thacker and Estate Manager, Mr Stuckey. It was one…

Lee-ho to Sailing Club for the season

15th October 21

Last Saturday, in glorious weather, we closed the 2021 sailing season down at Southampton Water Activity Centre (SWAC).  Each summer and first half of the Michaelmas terms we sail on a Saturday morning with, principally, Y5 and Y6 pupils. The aim is to have fun building confidence in the boat and learning to dinghy sail….

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…