Hoe Bridge School is set in a perfect location on the outskirts of Woking, Surrey surrounded by 22 acres of beautiful grounds and woodland and is only 20 minutes from London. It is an IAPS school for boys & girls aged between 2½ and 16.
It has an extremely good reputation and is constantly striving to preserve the atmosphere, improve results and explore all possibilities for enriching both the school and the children. 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 and they are inspired by dedicated staff, lessons are rigorous and interactive and achievement is excellent.
From September 2023, Hoe Bridge is excited to be extending their educational provision to include GCSE’s (Year 11) and our new start-of-the-art Senor School offering senior classrooms, science labs, ICT suites, dining hall and a new 500 seater theatre.
As many children will now join at nursery and leave after GCSE’s, Hoe Bridge is proud to focus on finding the potential in each individual child and always aims to do the very best to nurture, yet challenge in equal measure. A school where sport, music, art and drama play a major part throughout alongside the academics - 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.
“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
The atmosphere of every school is unique and we consider the strength and attraction of Hoe Bridge is created by the staff, children and wider community. It combines warmth, care, good relations and pride in achievement. As a school that aims to do their very best for each child, it’s no wonder the school is the leading Independent through school in Woking.
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 build community, improve our results and explore all possibilities for enriching both the school and the children.