Independent School Parent
Fernhill Lane, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5SU
Head Teacher: Mr Andrew McCleave Admissions: The Registrar email@example.com 01425 626900
GENDER/AGES: Boys and girls, 2-16 years
TOTAL PUPILS: 472 (excluding Nursery & Kindergarten), boys 252, girls 220
FEES: Nursery from £54.20 including lunch per day, Pre-Prep from £3,105 per term, Prep (Year 3 – Year 8) from £4,670 – £5,430 per term,
Senior £5,715 per term
ENTRANCE PROCEDURE: Please see our website for details and also for more details on our academic, pastoral and co-curricular strengths.
School Philosophy: To provide a supportive and caring environment for learning and excellent teaching, designed to ensure all pupils achieve their academic best. At Ballard, we have a passion for developing the ‘whole child’. We believe that in addition to providing a vigorous and challenging academic programme, education must also extend well beyond this, opening up experiences and opportunities that allow all our pupils to develop skills including creativity, independence, teamwork and critical thinking; we prepare them for work and life in a rapidly changing world.
Academic Record: In 2021, 100% of pupils achieved at least five GCSE passes graded 9 - 4 (A - C), including Maths and English. 40% achieved the top 9 - 7 (A or A*) grades with an average added value of 0.9. This means that on average, each pupil gained nearly a grade more than expected for each of their subjects. Extra-curricular: 120+ activities and GCSE “Raising Attainment” sessions a week, Ballard’s co-curricular programme is designed to give pupils of all ages a breadth of opportunities, from Archaeology to Zumba! Whatever their individual strengths or curiosities, there is something for everyone.
Notable Achievements and Alumni: ‘Excellent and Outstanding’ (ISI); shortlisted for Independent School of the Year – Co-Educational (2020 and 2022) and Student Wellbeing (2021); shortlisted for a Wilder School award (2021); finalist for Independent School of the Year – Performing Arts (2022) and ISA Award for Excellence and Innovation in Art and Design (2022); Highly commended in the ISA Award for Outstanding Sport – Large School, (2022). Current awards include: Artsmark Gold Award, Schools Sport Gold and Eco Schools Green Flag (the highest accolade), alongside National championships in several sports and an ISA Musician of the Year Award. Our alumni include
World Champions and Olympic medallists as well as an international opera star, pop bands and harpists.