Hale Preparatory School is situated in the village of Hale, near Altrincham, Cheshire.  The school was established in September 1980 by Mr J F Connor, the Headmaster and Proprietor.  It  is a completely independent, co-educational school for children from the age of 4 to 11. The school has four broad aims.

  1. To provide a relaxed and secure environment for its pupils, one in which pupils are happy coming to school.
  2. To ensure that each child achieves full academic potential.
  3. To provide a well rounded education ensuring that the wider academic curriculum and extra curricular activities are regarded as crucial in a child’s education.
  4. 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. Thus, 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 a range of extra-curricular activities including a dance club,  fencing, chess, sewing, gardening, choir, orchestra, a range of sports, and outdoor pursuit holidays.