Pupils are admitted to Ballard School, from the ages of 2 to 16 years (Nursery to Y11). Ballard School is non-selective in so far as there is no entry exam.
Admission is based on a variety of factors which will include some, but not necessarily all, of the following:
The Head may award a limited number of scholarships to children who excel academically or in another field such as Art, Music, Drama, Design Technology / STEM, All Round or Sport. (Further details may be obtained from the Head.) Scholarships are normally awarded for entry in Years 3, 7 and 9 only and assessments are in late January / early February prior to the September entry.
Scholarships are reviewed annually in relation to established criteria to ensure the scholar is reaching his or her potential and may be removed if a pupil does not continue to make satisfactory progress in their chosen scholarship or if the pupil fails to participate in the expected activities associated with the Scholarship concerned; e.g. music/ sport/ art activities. Y3 scholars need to re-sit for a Scholarship in Y6 if they want to be considered for Y7 and beyond. Y7 scholars may re-sit for a Y9 scholarship (in order to enhance the level of the award) but will not lose their Y7 award so long as the criteria mentioned above are met.
Means-tested bursaries are available. Parents should note that bursaries are reviewed annually. All details are available from the Bursar. Pupils may be in receipt of both a scholarship and a bursary at the same time.
Updated: September 2018