Address: Ballard School, Fernhill Lane, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 5SU
Admissions Queries: FAO Registrar Caroline Grey, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)1425 611153
Age Range: Boys & Girls aged 1 – 16
Fees Per Year: £6,840 – £12,300
Ballard School is a private independent day school for boys and girls aged 1 – 16. The school is set in 32 acres of grounds in the Hampshire market town of New Milton, which is located about 12 miles east of Bournemouth and 6 miles west of Lymington, on the edge of the New Forest. Ballard School has evolved from the amalgamation of several schools over the years and now contains a nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior schools within the grounds. In total, the school teaches just over 500 pupils.
The school places high importance on sports participation and the excellent sporting facilities reflects this. These include a sports hall, tennis courts, netball courts, a cricket pitch, large astro pitch, a heated outdoor swimming pool and multiple play areas and playing fields. Sports are played competitively in a huge array of sports and the facilities are often used by other schools in the area because of their high standard an quality.
Ballard School also has it’s only purpose-built performing arts centre containing hi-spec equipment and a theatre with tiered seating and catering. This is also complemented by a comprehensive music department which caters for a range of disciplines from music lessons to choirs and public recitals and performances. Dance is also given high priority and wooden floored panelled dance studio enables a great variety of dance styles to be mastered in excellent surroundings.
Admission to the school is non-selective, so there is no official entry examination required to gain entry to the school. Parents are encouraged to arrange a visit to the school and to have a meeting with the Head. Children may also be invited to have a taster day at the school as a way of assessing their educational needs and requirements. Where applicable, a report from a pupil’s previous school will also be required. Entry to the nursery does not require taster days. All parents can gain further information about the admissions process by contacting the school via the contact details above.