Hoe Bridge School is set in a perfect location on the outskirts of Woking surrounded by 22 acres of beautiful grounds and woodland and is only 20 minutes from London. At the heart of Hoe Bridge stands the stunning 17th century mansion, Hoe Place. Hoe Place is steeped in history and was once the favourite retreat for Lady Castlemaine, one of the mistresses of King Charles II. Major development has taken place over the past few years and the school now boasts outstanding and 21st century facilities. These facilities are second to none and we are immensely proud of the successes and achievements of our children as they take full advantage of all that is available to them here, the children are equally proud to call Hoe Bridge their school. The Pre-Prep department is located in its own purpose built building and achieved “Outstanding” throughout at our last inspection. From Nursery to Year 2 the creative curriculum followed at the Pre-Prep enables the children to learn through play, adventure, discovery and experience. Transition to the Prep Department is seamless and as children mature they become increasingly independent learners in preparation for the move to senior school. The results achieved by the children across the ability range are outstanding leading to success at some of the country’s leading schools. The pupils are inspired by dedicated staff, lessons are rigorous and interactive and achievement is excellent. Alongside the academics sport, music, art and drama play a major part throughout the school and children excel in many areas; end of year productions; sporting excellence achieving national success in netball and hockey, county success in cricket and football; individual musical success in national youth orchestras and choirs and a spectacular annual art exhibition. Scholarships in all these areas are won every year to a variety of schools across the country. “The pupils’ successes in academic work, sport and music, both individually and in groups, are due to their excellent attitudes to learning.” Latest ISI Inspection Report. Senior pupils in Years 7 and 8 take part in regular extra-curricular activities such as Bush Craft weekends, French trips, cricket and netball tours and are challenged by preparing and presenting a gourmet meal to their parents. It is at this stage of their time at Hoe Bridge that they take on extra responsibility becoming prefects and role models to the younger children. The atmosphere of every school is unique and we consider the strength and attraction of Hoe Bridge to lie in the atmosphere here. Created by the staff and children it combines warmth, care, good relations and pride in achievement. The children spend ten years at Hoe Bridge. These are formative years and they should be ten happy and rewarding ones and aim is to do the very best for each child. Standards and targets are realistic, though set as high as possible, the bright are challenged and the less able supported; we endeavour to instil confidence in all our children. Visitors are amazed how happy the children are, how determined they are to succeed and how much they care about each other. The School has an extremely good reputation and we are constantly striving to preserve the atmosphere, improve our results and explore all possibilities for enriching both the School and the children.