Great Ballard School

Great Ballard School Co-Ed Boarding School Sussex

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Nestled in the rolling countryside of the South Downs National Park in the South of England, Great Ballard School is an established international day and boarding school providing personalised learning within a unique and nurturing learning environment. Located between Brighton and Portsmouth on the British South Coast, Great Ballard is a family run prep school offering opportunities for pupils aged 2½ - 13 years from a variety of cultural backgrounds and nationalities. Great Ballard is an accredited member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) with specialist teachers and qualified Forest School Staff.

The school is set in beautiful countryside with stunning grounds and plenty of fresh air; it is a safe, idyllic environment for children to flourish and improve their knowledge of the English language. English as an Additional Language (EAL) lessons are included in fees and airport transfers are arranged using Great Ballard staff to meet children on their arrival into the UK.

Full and flexi boarding facilities are available from age 8 and this is something which has proved very popular with international families in the past.  Staff are dedicated to offering a safe and cosy environment for pupils that is often referred to as their ‘home from home’. Regardless of whether pupils are staying for one night or every night throughout term, every pupil is made to feel welcome and catered for on an individual basis. All children have opportunities to undertake a full range of extra-curricula activities to find out what they enjoy and what they might excel at. Pupils can enjoy evening home cooked meals at school, even if they choose not to board.

Staff are experts in their field and specialists in the subjects they teach, helping the school to achieve academic excellence in a warm and safe environment and gaining the school an ‘excellent’ rating in a recent ISI report in every aspect of quality of education, pastoral care, activities and health and safety.

The extensive grounds and on-site sports facilities include a forest school, heated swimming pool, cricket pitch, tennis courts, sports field and extensive grounds to play and enjoy the picturesque countryside under the supervision of dedicated staff. Their aim as a leading UK boarding school is to ‘Inspire. Discover. Achieve’, offering an engaging learning environment, small class sizes and varied teaching methods to enable pupils to develop and grow to reach their full potential.

The school prepares pupils for senior school entry to excellent UK senior schools and they are proud of their 100% success rate for pupils getting into their first choice of 13+ senior schools, by offering a 21st-century education, underpinned by traditional, but proven high standards and expectations, combined with the essential flexibility of meeting the many needs of the modern day parent. 

A high standard of learning provides an excellent foundation for pupils’ progress with many of their past pupils going on to pursue high-profile careers, as well as making friendships that last a lifetime. 

Bright World's placement service is FREE. If you would like more information on Great Ballard School, or would like to apply, please contact us by using the enquiry form or phone direct on +44 (0)1273 835745. 

Great Ballard School - Checklist

County: Chichester
School Type: Co-Educational
Age Range: 10-13
% of international students: 6%
Journey from London by car: 1hr 45mins
Total number of students: 200
Total number of boarders : 45

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