Next Open Morning - Friday 22nd September (9.30am to 12 noon)

“Ballard has given me everything I need so that I can go forward and achieve anything I want”

2017 GCSE leaver

Come to our Open Morning and see what our award winning, co-educational day school can do for your children. Set in a beautiful 32 acre site with fabulous facilities including an Olympic sized astro pitch and a fully-equipped Performing Arts Centre, Ballard has something for everyone.

With no entrance exams we look to the individual and offer them a bespoke education within our nurturing environment. Our diverse curriculum taught by inspirational teachers gives a great grounding for every child and we cater to whole families from the ages of 2-16.

Open Mornings are a great opportunity to see the school in action and to find out what Ballard can offer your child. Our open events are informal, although pre-registration is helpful and allows you to avoid form filling on the day. After some refreshment with the Headmaster, staff, governors and parents, you and your family will be taken on a tour of the school by our pupils. Wherever possible we try and match the tour guides with your child’s areas of interest so please let us know what these are.

Some recent parent  and student comments

2017 Autumn Term Open Events


Whole School Open Mornings:

Friday 22nd September (9.30am to 12 noon)Friday 17th November (9.30am to 12 noon)

Pre-Prep Open Morning:

Wednesday 8th November
Come along and see what we do. 8.45-10.15am followed by refreshments and a chance to meet the teachers.

Alternatively a private visit and tour can be arranged via Jenni Shaw (Headmaster's PA).

To register for your preferred date please email:

Alternatively if you require any further information please contact Jane Eatough or Jenni Shaw who will be happy to help.

Tel: 01425 626900

“To say that all of you go beyond your duties as teachers is an understatement…”

“The school community runs very deep and the children across all year groups are encouraged to ‘mix and mentor’ which clearly delivers a loyalty within the school community.”

“My daughter had a bespoke service from Ballard. They optimised her strengths and underpinned the areas that weren’t so strong and she has become a happy, confident and engaging teenager ... couldn’t ask for more.”

“Ballard should not be overlooked by parents wanting a thorough and bespoke education for their children. There is nowhere that offers each individual pupil the opportunity to fulfil their own potential in a lively, sincere environment, rich in the consistent achievement of outstanding results.”

“Our only regret is that we did not send him to Ballard much earlier.”

“They have grown into kind, honest, considerate, hard working individuals and we know that we have Ballard to thank for that.”

"We have lovely people at our school."

"I like the different teachers we have"

"I love playing with my friends."