There are many reasons to choose Ballard for your child’s education. A busy and vibrant school, Ballard really does offer a wealth of opportunities to each and every child. Offering a bespoke, all-round education, in a close-knit, family-school environment. Many alumni describe Ballard as the ‘best years of their lives’.
We build on the strengths of each child. Ballard pupils are given the opportunities to be inspired and challenged in areas of strength and interest, and provided with the tools and guidance they may need to consolidate in areas which may need a little extra support – we work together to help all children to thrive.
With an average of 27 clubs or clinics each day, the majority of which are included in our fees, Ballard offers a huge array of exciting opportunities for each and every child, both inside and outside the classroom.
We pride ourselves on the balance between our academic rigour and our nurturing pastoral care – this approach has engendered countless success stories. We strongly believe that to give our pupils a healthy, balanced school life is the best start we can give them to exceed their potential, and beyond.
Our family ethos is clear for all to see. By involving all pupils in many of our events, including our whole-school assemblies, we build strong relationships throughout the School. This is evident by our embedded mentoring programme, our House system, School Council and many other whole-School initiatives.
Ballard has won many awards across all areas of the School including STEM, Arts, Sport, and Eco. We have many pupils at Ballard who have incredible achievements outside of School, too.
Whether pupils are winning a regional poetry competition against older children; representing their country at a sport they love; performing one of the main roles in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’; or becoming one of the youngest people to qualify with distinction from the Royal School of Music and the Trinity Music College, our pupils are immensely talented.
Ballard is a local day School with great transport links but it is so much more. We have won an International School Award from the British Council for our International outlook with a range of foreign exchanges, trips and international charity work. This adds an extra dimension for our pupils who regularly get to be part of our global village – global citizens in an ever-shrinking world.