Ballard School: investing in education in the New Forest

Ballard is currently inviting exceptional pupils to apply for their new scholarship programme.

Ballard School children jumpingBallard School, award-winning, independent and co-educational day school, provides a 'holistic curriculum' for children aged 2 to 16 years. Rated 'Excellent and Outstanding' by ISI and OFSTED, Ballard combines academic excellence and rigour with many opportunities across STEM, the arts, sport and everyday life.

Inspirational teaching team

The inspirational teaching staff 'go the extra mile', taking time to get to know each child. From the beginning of the Ballard journey, their teachers seek out each child’s spark and help them shine. 

First class facilities

Facilities at Ballard School are first class. Located on the edge of the New Forest, close to the train station at New Milton, Ballard sits within 34 acres of impressive woodland, gardens and playing fields. Facilities include: an Olympic-sized Astro Pitch, Performing Arts Centre, three libraries, Basketball Court, Music building with IMac suite, two ICT suites, a fully equipped Design Technology room, an Art Studio, an impressive Sports Hall, Dance Studio, four Science Labs and Language Studios. 

Exceptional opportunities

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Opportunities for pupils at Ballard are exceptional. By offering a diverse array of over 120 weekly activities, the School really does encourage the children’s curiosity. Whether it’s: solving fiendish puzzles or saving the planet; Celtic Harps or mixed rugby-training - every day inspires.

We have rarely encountered as well regarded a co-curricular offering.” (Independent Research)

Ballard’s focus on critical thinking realises the potential of each child from an early age. Dance, Forest School, Languages, Music and Sports specialists all add to the excitement of our Early Years. From Year 3, they provide specialist arts, DT, IT and Science teachers too. By Year 6, their pupils are taught by specialists throughout.

Ballard School invests in and embraces innovative initiatives and programmes including: Thinking Hard, Votes For School, Future-Basing, and Seneca Learning. The weekly 'Drop Everything & Read' sessions, combined with the 'Reading Cloud' and 'Accelerated Reader' software have propelled Ballard pupils further into the wonderful world of books.

Y11 academic Science Ballard SchoolWith your help and encouragement, he is now keen to read, he even read the whole Horrid Henry book last night and is excited to read more! This is a huge turning point for him as he was very hesitant about attempting to read any books, so thank you!" (Year 4 Parent)

Scholarships at Ballard School

Ballard School is currently inviting exceptional pupils to apply for scholarships into Year 3 and, with a waiting list for Year 7 and Year 9, for September 2020. To find out more please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 01425 626900 or book into their next Open Morning on Friday 15th November to see for yourselves.

Ballard has transformed my children all in all it’s been brilliant. We have had great value from the school” (Parent)

Find out more about Ballard School here.

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