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Great Ballard School

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Great Ballard School

Great Ballard School

Address: Great Ballard School, Eartham House, Eartham, West Sussex PO18 0LR
Website: greatballard.co.uk
Founded: 1924
Number of Pupils: 140
Fees: Day: £2,750–£5,100. Nursery from £34 per session. Boarding can be full/flexi for UK and international students. Please enquire for full boarding option.
Ages:  2–13
Head Teacher: Richard Evans
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Application on individual basis
Contact: Rachel Lewis
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: As well as offering a number of Open Mornings each year, we encourage prospective parents and pupils to visit anytime so that you can see the school on a normal school day, meet teachers and observe our learning environment first hand.

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The Curriculum

Lessons take place in classrooms and outside in our stunning grounds. Traditional subjects are integrated with modern technology with subject specialist teachers. We also run a forest school. Older pupils study for Common Entrance and scholarship exams.

Games & The Arts

Games and activities take place every day. Rugby, football, hockey, cricket, netball, tennis, swimming and activities such as mountain biking take place in our grounds. Art, music and drama are all important. All children have opportunities to perform, learn instruments and be creative.

Pastoral Care

One of the real strengths of our small prep-school is pastoral care. All children are known as individuals by staff throughout the school and our family ethos is often commented on by visitors as well as past pupils. Families become part of the Great Ballard family. Recent ISI inspectors gave ‘Excellent’ for academic standard, extra curricular opportunities and the pastoral care of the children.

Recent Scholarships

Scholarships this year: academic, all round and sport.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Inspire. Discover. Achieve. These are our key aims. We pride ourselves on our small class sizes, quality teaching and unique educational experience. Situated in stunning grounds we offer full and flexi boarding as well as day school providing wraparound care. With space for children and time for parents we support today’s families in a hectic modern world.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Inspiring individualised education combining traditional values and modern technology
  • Space for children to discover in our stunning grounds
  • Opportunities for all children to achieve as individuals
  • Small caring prep school
  • Letting children be children
  • Valuing the importance of sports and the arts as part of a child’s education


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