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Hoe Bridge School is Top of the Class

Hoe Bridge School near Woking completes the first phase of its ambitious building development

The 500-pupil preparatory school decided it was time to expand the existing pre-prep department to include the nursery. Previously, the nursery was housed within the old chapel. The move increased space for the design technology, arts and music departments, while enabling the school to extend the current nursery hours it offers.

Looking to fund the development, the school put the work out to tender and chose NatWest for its cost-effective and flexible finance package. Working with relationship director David Beard and business development director Graham Chaston at the bank, it was successful in attracting a loan and overdraft facility.

Clive Abbott, bursar at Hoe Bridge School, said he was delighted to be working with NatWest: “Obtaining competitive terms from suppliers should be part of good business practice and banks should be no exception. NatWest provided an excellent finance package and support throughout the transition, ensuring that the whole process ran smoothly.

“The transition has been very smooth and successful and the first phase of building work means we can integrate our nursery children with the rest of the pre-prep pupils. This then unlocks the potential for improving other educational areas within the prep school and therefore enhancing the pupils’ learning opportunities.”

David Beard added: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Hoe Bridge School and we were delighted to support their expansion plans. After phase one is completed, there will be more building work to come, which will help position Hoe Bridge School as one of the best preparatory schools in the south of England.

“NatWest provided an excellent finance package and support throughout the transition, ensuring that the whole process ran smoothly”

Clive Abbott, bursar, Hoe Bridge School

“The school has just completed an ‘excellent’ ISI inspection and enjoys a superb reputation. The team of dedicated staff create a strong family atmosphere, helping pupils progress onto the country’s leading senior schools.”

The second phase of building work will comprise the demolition of a temporary building and replacing it with a corporate-standard performance space for music and drama.

 

 

 

The transition has been very smooth and successful and the first phase of building work means we can integrate our nursery children with the rest of the pre-prep pupils. This then unlocks the potential for improving other educational areas within the prep school and therefore enhancing the pupils’ learning opportunities

 

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