We were thrilled to receive the news that Hopelands was awarded position number 22 in the newspaper’s Parent Power ‘Top Independent Preparatory School’ league tables, which came out last December.
Parent Power league tables identify the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, and their table of ‘Top Independent Preparatory Schools’ positions Hopelands as the highest independent preparatory school in Gloucestershire.
Schools are normally ranked by their recent standard assessment tests (SATs). However, as these tests did not take place last year due to the pandemic, Parent Power took a three-year average of the schools’ previous academic outcomes. They focused on Reading, GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling), and Maths. A score of 100 represents the expected standard children should achieve by the end of year 6, Hopelands scored well above this with 110, 108 and 108.
‘This outstanding result, which has seen us increase our ranking by 13 places from last year, alongside recently becoming a Music Mark School, is a fantastic achievement. Together with our dedicated staff, supportive families, and wonderful children I am very proud of the inclusive learning environment we have here at Hopelands,’ said Head Teacher, Mrs Sheila Bradburn.