The Mead School is a purposeful, happy and high-achieving nursery and prep school in the beautiful town of Tunbridge Wells. With an outstanding educational ethos and brilliant outcomes for our pupils, The Mead School helps children develop the skills and attitude they need to approach the next stage of their education with enthusiasm and confidence.

Our Open Day events are an opportunity to get a true feel for the character and ethos of our school, to explore our lovely town house where all the elements of an outstanding education are delivered under one roof, and to discover for yourself that this is a place where your child will thrive.

A school where children are ‘keen to learn’

Our most recent inspection strongly affirmed that The Mead is a thoroughly excellent school. Inspectors found that “Pupil’s achievement is excellent. They attain highly and progress well… demonstrate very high levels of engagement and are keen to learn”.

They also witnessed “excellent self-awareness and self-esteem, growing in confidence because leaders and staff teach them with much warmth and respect”.

We were delighted that The Mead received Double Excellent– the highest possible ranking in this report, with every aspect of school life ranked excellent.

What to expect at our Open Day

On an Open Day you will be welcomed by our Admissions staff and then have the opportunity to meet the Head, Catherine Openshaw. You will also be able to talk to current parents to hear about The Mead School from their perspective.

Next, you will be introduced to one of our Year 6 pupils, who will take you on a tour of the school, where you will experience all the exciting learning taking place in the classrooms and beyond. We encourage you to ask them whatever you like. Their answers will be candid and honest.

Not able to make it?

If you’re not able to make our next Open Day, we warmly invite you to visit us for a personal tour. To register for a personal tour, please click the button below. Our registrar, Elizabeth Winter, will then be in touch to arrange a time slot that suits you.

For more information please feel free to contact us on 01892 525837 or