Pre-Prep and Lower Prep Open Morning

Book onto our specialist Open Morning for Pre-Prep and Lower Prep on Friday, 24th March 2023

There are many reasons parents choose Ballard at Reception… 

We are an ISI ‘excellent & outstanding’ school  whose teaching is ‘lively and inspiring’ (Good Schools Guide)

Our Reception pupils make the most of every opportunity with specialist teachers for Dance, PE, Sport, Music, Gymnastics, Yoga and Mindfulness, and Forest & Beach School, and from Year 1, French. Children also get to: use our iPads and 75” interactive screens; enjoy weekly Cooking, Art and meet the librarian sessions; and have fun with topic-led lessons, Maths and Literacy from our experienced year group specialists.

Children thrive in and out of the classroom with small class sizes and outstanding opportunities, Ballard’s nurturing community offers a holistic education, helping each child to reach their potential, instilling a love of learning and having lots of fun on the way.

Ballard’s facilities are exceptional with everything your child will need during their school journey, whatever their interests. Highlights include: a Performing Arts Centre as well as a separate music block and dance studio; three libraries with two librarians; five science labs, two DT rooms and three food tech rooms; an Olympic sized Astro, fully equipped sports hall, outdoor pool, basketball and tennis courts. There are two Forest School sites and plenty of room to explore and play on the 34-acre site.  

Ballard was a finalist for both Independent School of the Year (Performing Arts) and ISA School for Art & Design; Highly Commended for Sport (ISA) and shortlisted for Co-Educational School of the Year.

Join our journey through Pre-Prep and Lower Prep to discover why Ballard is the best start for your child. To book your place, please contact Laura Legg, our Registrar: