Hale Preparatory School is situated in the village of Hale, near Altrincham, Cheshire. The school was established by the proprietor, Mr. J.F Connor, in 1980, and the headteacher, Mrs. R. Vayro, governs the day-to-day running of the school.
It is an independent, co-educational school for children ages 4 to 11. The school has four broad aims.
- To provide a relaxed and secure environment for its pupils, one in which pupils are happy coming to school.
- To ensure that each child achieves full academic potential.
- To provide a well-rounded education, ensuring that the broader academic curriculum and extra-curricular activities are regarded as crucial in a child’s education.
- To achieve a harmonious and positive working relationship with its parents based on mutual confidence and trust.
The curriculum of the school is designed to create well-rounded children. Whilst 50% of the curriculum is devoted to the core subjects of maths, English and science, all children have weekly lessons in drama, music, dance, art and design, computing, history, geography, French, Spanish, ethics, physical education/games and Latin in year 6. Additionally, the school offers extensive extra-curricular activities, including a dance club, fencing, chess, sewing, gardening, choir, orchestra, new reporting, veterinary care, sports, and outdoor pursuit holidays.