Ballard is a family school for boys and girls aged 1½ years to 16 years - from Nursery to GCSE. It is a holistic school which seeks to nurture the individual pupil within a caring atmosphere and based on Christian values. With small classes, plenty of activities and challenge with academic rigour in the classroom, Ballard enables everyone to fulfill their potential.
The school is located on a beautiful 32 acre site containing purpose built and modern facilites centred round a 100 year old family house. Situated close to the New Forest and near the coast overlooking the Isle of Wight. Ballard offers fabulous opportunites for children of all interests and abilities. Ballard is fully co-educational and unique in its area by offering classes through Pre-Prep (Nursery to Year 2), Lower Prep (Years 3 - 5) , Upper Prep (Years 6 - 8) and on to Senior School (Years 9 - 11). Whilst a 'through school' there is provision for pupils to sit for grammar school entrance, scholarships or common entrance for transition to senior schools. Classes are small (no more than twenty) and year groups of around 60 children in the Senior school. The holistic drive of the school means there are wonderful facilities (including a Performing Arts Centre, a Sports Hall, three libraries and a swimming pool and international standard astro pitch). Sport, Music, Dance, Drama and Outward Bounds all play a significan part in the education and equipping a Ballard pupil. Leadership opportunities abound, charitable outreach is encouraged and the pastoral care system is strong. A personal visit is a must! Do come and meet the Headmaster, Alastair Reid, and have a pupil-led tour of the school. You will be very warmly welcomed!