Welcome to Ballard School

Welcome to Ballard, the award-winning, co-educational, independent, day school for children from Nursery to GCSE. We are set in 34 acres between the New Forest and Solent on the Hampshire / Dorset border. We are rated ‘excellent & outstanding’ by ISI.

Due to the current pandemic, we are unfortunately unable to open our doors to prospective families, hence we have created a virtual tour of our School, which you may view here.

Ballard pupils achieve excellent examination results – subject specialist teaching staff and a diverse and inspiring range of activities and trips, nurture self-confidence, aspiration and help develop each child’s personality.

We offer extensive and exciting opportunities across the four pillars of Ballard (STEM, arts, sport and life) throughout your child’s education, encouraging all to contribute and participate, and providing a solid grounding in both academic and life skills.

A family school, Ballard offers inspiring teaching and excellent pastoral care: children are encouraged to take on responsibilities from an early age including a mentoring programme whereby older children help younger children.