Mental Health & Wellbeing



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Mental Health and Wellbeing

The mental health and wellbeing of the whole school community (pupils, parents/carers and staff) are fundamental to our school philosophy and ethos.

We aim to identify needs and offer support in a secure environment, providing children with a toolkit for life.

We recognise that children’s mental health is crucial to their wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement.

At Hale Prep, we want all children to:

  • feel confident in themselves and know that their thoughts and opinions are valued
  • be able to understand and express a range of emotions appropriately
  • be able to make and maintain strong relationships with others
  • cope with stresses that arise in daily life, and manage setbacks
  • feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • learn and achieve


Introducing our Wellbeing Team:

Mrs Hope, Miss Salinger, Mrs Halliwell, Mrs West, Miss Naylor and Mrs Vayro.

If you have concerns about how your child is coping or need any other support from the school, please speak to the form teacher, who will pass it on to a member of the Wellbeing Team. 


Anti-Bullying Week. 13-17 November

We will be ‘Making a Noise’ about bullying next week in school!

We begin our week with Odd Socks Day on Monday, the 13th, where everyone should wear odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique. Socks can be worn over tights and trousers rolled up to show them off. Donations of £1 will be collected for the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

For the rest of the week, we will explore what bullying is, how we can stand up to it, talk about it and tell an adult if we think it is happening to us or another. There will be lessons, activities, assemblies and many opportunities for discussion.


Some links that might be useful:

Anna Freud

CAMHS resources


Young Minds



Preparatory School

Broomfield Lane
Hale Cheshire WA15 9AS

Let's Connect

Mrs Ruth Vayro | Headteacher

0161 928 2386

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.