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 Mrs Angela Culley who over the subsequent 30 years as Headmistress saw the school flourish, develop and grow into its current community of some two hundred and thirty five pupils. Mrs Culley retired last year (2017) after 30 years at the helm and Mr Andrew Webster took up the position of Headteacher at the start of the new academic year.
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.’