All tours are now fully booked. We will be opening our doors again this time next year.

We are delighted to invite you to our School’s Heritage Open Day on Saturday, 18 September with tours at 09h30, 10h30 and 11h30. Tour numbers are limited so early booking is advisable. You may book your tickets to this free event via Eventbrite.

Our School has a rich heritage, having once been a home to the Ubsdell family with many original Arts and Crafts features. Designed in the early 1900s, our main School building and grounds still retain typical period features from the day, despite having been a school and an army base.

Visitors will have a guided tour of the rooms and period features of the Arts and Crafts movement which include various Teale fireplaces and original Dressler and de Morgan tiles. Tours will be led by staff who have particular interest in the Great Ballard Estate, the Ubsdell family and local history. The dedicated Heritage Room includes photographs depicting the journey of Ballard from a country estate to a modern, thriving school. We would love to welcome you to unlock Ballard’s many hidden treasures.

Booking Contact: Lynne Solly Headmaster’s PA

Call: 01425 626900

Booking closes: 15 September 2021 14:00

Access: Guided tours will include first floor access. There are no lifts in the main building.

COVID-19 Considerations: This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the Open Day.

Additional Information: Max 20 people per tour/session. Tours take approx. 45 minutes.

Directions: Entering BH25 5SU in your sat-nav should bring you directly to the school gates. For those map reading, the school is situated off the B3058 approximately half a mile north of New Milton Town Centre, on the southern edge of the New Forest National Park and 5 minutes walk (going North) from New Milton mainline railway station.