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  • Ballard School
    Fernhill Lane
    New Milton
    BH25 5SU
  • Head: Mr Andrew McCleave
  • T 01425 626900
  • F 01425 638847
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hampshire
  • Pupils: 417
  • Religion: Christian/non-denominational
  • Fees: £8,625 - £15,855 p.a.
  • Open days: Open Mornings are held from time to time - please refer to the school website for details
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

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

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.

They 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.
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Music and dance scheme - government funding and grants available to help with fees at selected independent music and dance schools.

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Performing arts specialist school


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Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.


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