Ballard’s success lies not only with consistently strong GCSE results for our pupils but also to the range of awards and recognitions that both the School and its pupils gain time and again. Just over the last couple of years Ballard has won, or been nominated for, a myriad of local and national awards.

Here is a selection of the School’s National Awards over the last couple of years:


Education in Business STEM award – second 2018
ISA Award for Innovation in STEM – finalist 2017
Solent Teen Tech Award – Most Useful Futuristic Product – winner 2017 and Stop Frame Video Award – winner 2017


Arts Council Gold – 2018 and 2016
ISM Gold Award for GCSE Music 2018
Education in Business School Music Award – winner 2017
ISA Award Excellence & Innovation in the Performing Arts – winner 2016


ISA National Indoor Ski champions – senior and mixed senior teams 2018
Schools Games Gold 2017
ISA National Junior Girls Hockey champions 2017
ISA National Girls U13 Football champions 2017
ISA Award for Outstanding Sport (Large School) finalist 2015 and 2016


Eco Schools Silver Award 2018
International Schools Award 2018
Accolade from the Department of Education for our work in state / independent school partnerships (May 2018)
Education in Business School Catering Award 2016