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Headmaster’s Notes: Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

4th October 19

Having been away for part of this week donning my School Inspector’s hat, I was reminded of how fortunate we are as a school community in so many ways. The artist Vincent Van Gough said: ‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together’ and how true this is this Harvest time….

Headmaster’s Notes – The best memories are the ones made together

5th July 19

The penultimate week of term is always one of assorted emotions and our Speech Day and Sports Day this week have brought them to the fore. There was certainly happiness and pride as we celebrated all the achievements of the past year in our Speech Day event but there is also a hint of sadness…

Making Time for the Great Outdoors

28th June 19

What a pleasure it was to soak up the atmosphere at our final PMA event of the academic year last weekend as we reflected on the many wonderfully successful events they have organised over the past year. This team of volunteers, under the leadership of Mrs Bowyer, selflessly go out of their way to serve…

Headmaster’s Notes – Teamwork makes the dream work

21st June 19

We witnessed a wonderful celebration of sporting talent with our Sports Awards assembly in Friday Prayers this morning, recognising the very best of discipline, resilience, respect, leadership and, of course, teamwork that we have had the pleasure to observe throughout the academic year. Steve Jobs declared that “Great things in business are never done by…

Headmaster’s Notes – The Power of Community

14th June 19

It never ceases to amaze me what is achieved in one week at Prince’s Mead. On the musical front, thank you to our choir who entertained guests at the Bishop’s Tea Party at Wolvesey Palace. We have received so many positive comments from the Bishop and guests alike. Our Digital Leaders enjoyed a fantastic afternoon…

Headmaster’s Notes – Life is an adventure, not a package tour

7th June 19

A very warm welcome back from the half-term break. It has been an incredible week for our older children. Year 6 have enjoyed a week of water-based activities at Rockley and Year 5 have been deep in the forests of Oxfordshire; living off the land. Witnessing pupils around the campfire yesterday on their Bushcraft adventure…

Headmaster’s Notes – Good food is wise medicine

17th May 19

We know that food is the ingredient that binds us together and this last week I had the pleasure of witnessing our Food Committee doing exactly that and enjoying a veritable feast as they put their taste buds to the test sampling the quality and range of fresh food on offer from all three of…

Headmaster’s Notes – A Note-worthy Success

10th May 19

On Wednesday, we had the privilege to compete in the Prep Schools’ Choir of the Year competition. Set in Cadogan Hall in the heart of Chelsea and home of the Royal Philharmonic orchestra, pupils sung to a sell-out audience who enjoyed a spectacular choral celebration. The standard was high as over 300 choristers from a…

Headmaster’s Notes – the importance of resilience

3rd May 19

We could not have asked for a more enjoyable start to the Summer Term. As the sun shone on the grounds on Monday morning, the children skipped into school sharing news of their holidays be it of our highly successful Normandy trip, IAPS Chess Championship performances, tales from the ski slopes or simply enjoying that…

Headmaster’s Notes – Changing Times

5th April 19

These past twelve weeks have simply flown by with an extraordinary breadth of highlights to celebrate. It was in this term that we received the wonderful news of our children’s scholarship success with 20 awards granted across Academic, Sport and the Arts and all our Year 6 pupils gaining entry to their first choice of…