Pupils' creative and artistic skills are excellent, with high standards seen in art, dance and drama.
ISI Inspection Report, June 2014
The Mead School was originally founded by Miss Lewis and run from her bungalow in Linden Gardens. Upon her retirement the school, together with another small prep school in Southborough, moved to its present site, 16 Frant Road. This venture proved unsuccessful and the school closed.
On September 10th 1987 the school was re-established and re-opened with twelve pupils by the current headteacher Mrs Angela Culley and has since flourished, developed and grown into its current community of some two hundred and thirty six pupils. Active members of ISA, Independent Schools Association, Mrs Culley sits on the Executive Council and was chair of the Association for the year 2013. It marks an incredible journey for the school and national recognition for all it has and is achieving.
The mission today remains true to 1987: ‘To provide a first class education, where every child can feel success, to as diverse and broad a range of families as is feasible.’
The buildings may grow and develop; the curriculum may change to meet the times but the very values and soul which make The Mead, remain and stand the test of time so that generations of Meadites can look back and say with confidence, ‘Those were really good days and they set me up for life.’