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We are currently looking for exceptional pupils to join our new scholarship programme.

We currently have academic and all-round scholarship places available for children looking to join us in Year 3, September 2020.  For those entering Year 7 or Year 9, we currently have a waiting list but scholarships are available in the following disciplines:

  • Academic
  • All-round (requires written assessments plus two strengths from Art, Performing Arts, Music or Sport)
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • Music (one discipline from choral, classical or contemporary)
  • Performing Arts (two disciplines from Dance, Drama or Singing)
  • Sports
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), (two strengths from Science, Maths and DT)

“The principle behind our scholarship awards is that they enable Ballard to attract and reward exceptional pupils who have a talent and an on-going passion for particular areas of School life. We offer a range of scholarships, which reflect our holistic approach to education and allows us to celebrate pupils’ outstanding abilities in a variety of subject areas.

Academic scholars will have a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning. These pupils will be curious, creative, work independently and develop their interests by reading widely. There is an expectation that academic scholars will display an exceptional attitude to their learning and will lead by example.

Our all-round scholars are those who have a breadth of interests and aptitudes; they will be at home on the sport’s field or in the art, dance or drama studios, as well as displaying curiosity and an appetite for knowledge in the classroom. Our other scholarships will reward potential, passion, dedication and resilience as well as skill, knowledge and aptitude in the subject.

Understandably, we do expect more from our scholars and look to them to act as role models and to remain committed to their subjects throughout their time at Ballard. We continually monitor and evaluate our scholars’ performance and enjoy watching them thrive at Ballard.”

Andrew McCleave – Headmaster.


If you would like your child to be considered for a scholarship, please call us on: 01425 626900 or email: registrar@ballardschool.co.uk so that we can add you to our scholarship list. Every child that applies for a scholarship at Ballard will need to be registered and to have had a taster day before the end of the autumn term (December 13th 2019).

Application forms will be emailed to those who have registered by mid-November. All forms and accompanying testimonials will need to be completed and returned to Ballard by the beginning of the January.

Interviews and assessments will take place in February, with decisions made in early March.

References, school reports and appropriate evidence of ability will be taken into account when considering the award of scholarships.


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Ballard School

Fernhill Lane, New Milton, BH25 5SU

Tel: 01425 626900 Email: admissions@ballardschool.co.uk