Tag: winchester

Headmaster’s Notes: The pioneer spirit is alive and well

12th February 21

Independent schools have long enjoyed being pioneers in the creation of collaborative models for education and Prince’s Mead is no exception. Time and time again we have shown ourselves able to adapt and diversify quickly and successfully. More than 600 years after it was founded by William of Wykeham, Britain’s oldest public school, and one…

Headmaster’s Notes: Tomorrow will be a good day

5th February 21

Joining in the doorstep applause in Winchester and across the country on Tuesday, or simply pausing for quiet reflection this week, we honoured Captain Sir Tom Moore and his extraordinary efforts in raising millions for the NHS and, perhaps more importantly, the inspiration he gave us all during this time of historic adversity. Such was…

Headmaster’s Notes: Shouting from the Rooftops!

29th January 21

The Prime Minister’s hopes that children could return from Monday 8th March gave us all some welcome clarity and optimism this week, albeit many of us had anticipated this date would have been sooner. I am aware that this lockdown is proving much tougher for families and teachers, coming as it does in the middle…

Headmaster’s Notes: Nothing can Substitute Experience

22nd January 21

Recalling my experience on operations twenty years ago, many of the soldiers in my charge spent many months in an unfamiliar, dangerous, and highly complex landscape facing threats and confronting their fears in ways they had not navigated before. Rigorous training had helped, but nothing could prepare them for the reality. Recalling subsequent operations, one…

Headmaster’s Notes: The Greatness of Community

15th January 21

As we embark on this period of learning from home, how uplifting it has been to witness the Prince’s Mead community embrace the challenges that the beginning of this Lent term has presented to us and to receive such encouraging feedback from those pupils, parents and teachers that I have had the privilege of meeting…

Headmaster’s Notes: The science of today is the technology of tomorrow

4th December 20

Science and technology continue to be a major focus for education and industry in the UK, as highlighted this week by the news that we are the first western country to approve a Covid vaccine. This coincided with news that a British artificial intelligence company has shown that it can compute the shapes that proteins…

Tatler Schools Guide 2021

5th September 20

Prince’s Mead is very proud to be amongst the top UK prep schools included in this year’s Tatler School Guide 2021; ‘The top prep and public schools in the UK’   “This idyllic co-ed in Winchester has waiting lists for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 for the first time in 20 years – a…

Harvest Festival & Winchester Basics Bank

8th October 19

This year our Harvest collection will be for the Winchester Basics Bank. They provide emergency food and clothes to individuals and families in need and aims to make appropriate resources available to the maximum number of people at their point of greatest need. We are asking all parents to bring along a contribution to our…