Admissions for 2021

We are currently unable to allow visitors whilst our pupils are at School so we have created a Virtual Open Day page on our website to provide a feel for life at Ballard, a message from the Headmaster, an annotated map and the answers to Frequently Asked Questions. You may visit it here.

Nursery Life

Nursery, Kindergarten and Pre-Prep

Please contact our Registrar, Mrs Lynsey Davis.


For Entry into Year 7 in September 2021 – Deadline 2nd November 2020:

All pupils will be invited to our Taster Day on Saturday, 14th November 2020 (8.45am-3.30pm), which will include some computer work, fun team-building, a sample of our sporting and performing arts activities and some time with our key members of staff. A packed lunch will be provided (please do let us know if your child has any dietary requirements).

To book your place on this day, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Lynsey Davis by 2nd November 2020.

Please note:

  • Pupils must be registered to be eligible to attend this Taster Day.
  • This is the only Taster Day for Year 7 that we are able to offer in the current climate, pupils must therefore attend this Taster Day in order to be considered for a place in September 2021.
  • Those pupils wishing to apply for a Year 7 scholarship will also be required to attend this Taster Day and the Year 7 Scholarship Day (date to be announced).

For Entry into Year 3 and Year 9 in September 2021- Deadline 11th December 2020

A Saturday Taster Day will be offered to pupils for these year groups too, early in the new year. Please contact our Registrar, Mrs Lynsey Davis by the 11th December 2020 to register your child. Entry for Scholarships within these year groups will also require attendance on this day.


All other Year Groups for Entry in September 2021 – Deadline 11th December

Deadline for applications is the 11th December 2020. Once you have registered your child, we will arrange for them to have an online (via MS Teams) informal conversation with the Headmaster and relevant Head of Section. Should there be any special educational needs (SEN) requirement, Mrs Brook, the Head of DEL (Department of Enhanced Learning), will also be available. This virtual meeting will give your child the opportunity to learn more about our School.

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