Throughout the school, pupils make excellent progress in the development of their knowledge, skills and understanding across all subject areas. They achieve at an extremely high level in all subjects, benefiting from a very broad curriculum taught by experienced, committed and knowledgeable subject specialists.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate February 2023.

The school’s aim is, quite simply, to have happy, secure children achieving their academic potential and, at the same time, to enjoy a wide curriculum and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.  The website gives a general overview. However, there is no substitute for a visit, enabling you to experience the school’s working day and the positive, caring environment in which the children learn and develop.  Over the years, prospective parents have all concluded that it is the best way to determine the school's suitability for their child.  I suggest, therefore, that if you are interested in sending your child to Hale Prep, you call to arrange a visit.

SCHOOL PLACES: Whilst Hale Prep is a popular choice for many families, occasionally, people do move out of the area, and school places become available. Please get in touch with the school to check availability and, in particular, to register your interest for future reception class intake.

Main Features of the School

  • Strong emphasis on pastoral care.
  • Maximum class size is 24 in infants, taught in groups of 12. Maximum 18 in the juniors.
  • All teachers specialise in one or a maximum of two subjects.
  • Broad curriculum including three languages. In total, 13 subjects.
  • Specialist rooms in art, music, geography, computing and science.
  • Thorough preparation for external examinations, including specialist teaching in verbal and non-verbal.
  • Strong emphasis on the performing arts, including dance.
  • Sport and outdoor pursuits are considered pivotal to children’s development.
  • Individual reports on pupils’ progress by the Centre of Educational Monitoring (Cambridge) and GL Assessment.
  • Three parent-teacher evenings each year, two written reports and ‘open door’ access.


The Independent Schools Inspectorate is appointed by the Government's Department for Education to inspect Independent Schools Association Schools in England. The school is subject to a comprehensive three-year process of inspection. The latest full inspection report in February 2023 found that the school fully complies with the complete regulatory requirements. In this most recent and all previous inspections, the school has achieved the highest possible grade of 'Excellent' in all aspects.

Preparatory School

Broomfield Lane
Hale Cheshire WA15 9AS

Let's Connect

Mrs Ruth Vayro | Headteacher

0161 928 2386 mail@haleprepschool.com

Who We Are

Hale Preparatory School is a completely independent, co-educational school for children from the age of 4 to 11. The school is situated in the village of Hale, near Altrincham, Cheshire.