..they achieve high standards in all areas of the curriculum. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and are keen to succeed.
ISI Inspection, June 2011
Who and what makes The Mead?
What makes The Mead different from other schools?
Every school is unique and every school has a soul. It is always difficult to share inanimate and personal feelings and emotions on paper or screen but as soon as you cross the threshold and enter the world of a school you should be able to sense and feel its individuality.
The Mead School is a co-educational prep school for circa 236 pupils, situated in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, approximately 400 metres from the historic Pantiles.
The school is a true community; sited in a large Victorian villa which has undergone vast physical changes and additions to accommodate the numbers and the requirements needed to provide a first class education for the twenty first century. It is run as a large family living under one roof. A child who is happy and secure in school is one who is going to learn, thrive and aspire. School must be an exciting, fulfilling and safe place where every day, whether you are aged three or eleven, is a new adventure and positively anticipated.
The school enjoys a reputation of high academic standards within a caring, happy environment. Children are prepared for the highly selective Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge Grammar Schools as well as a wide range of Independent and maintained secondary schools. Care and consideration is given to ensure each child enters the secondary school best suited to their needs.
The Mead strongly believes that every child should feel success, realise potential and become life-long learners. To this end the development of the ‘whole child’ is at the heart of all it does. For a child to achieve their academic potential they must be given the opportunity to explore and develop physically, culturally, morally, socially and spiritually. A wide range of extra curricular activities and educational visits is offered to suit and attract each individual and thus provide the self confidence and motivation to enable pupils to explore and develop their personal strengths and interests. Each child is taught to have courtesy and consideration for others, whilst individual goals and talents re encouraged, stimulated and nurtured to develop the whole personality.
A Christian school, which welcomes and respects all faiths and families, the emphasis is very much on breadth and the development of the all round person.
From the safety of the school buildings, pupils discover and explore the larger community and play an active role within it. Tennis is played at The Neville, every child swims all year round at Goldsmiths and the annual Summer Show and Prizegiving is held at The Trinity Arts Centre to name just a few examples.
The school is an active member of The Independent Schools Association. Pupils partake in national competitions and learn that the world and all it has to offer the confident and open minded is the greatest of all learning environments.
‘Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it’