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May 18, 2023

great school

it's a great school and a great enviroment
Jan 6, 2023


Terrible bullying in which they turn a blind eye and not recognised or dealt with. Leadership toxic which filters into the rest of the operation..disaster for us when we expected great things!
Sep 9, 2022

Depends on Child

Our experience of Ballard was disappointing. We have two very different children. One was awarded a scholarship and they fell over themselves to accept him but I felt they were unable to deliver higher academic challenges so he went to grammar school. Great for children in the middle band. Our other child has high functioning autistim, social and communicational skills are not a key issue for him but his and our experience left me pretty astonished. They have failed to move with the times in this regard and they risk dropping behind because the wider world is becoming far more skilled in understanding the needs and challenges of all children. They live in a bubble that doesn’t reflect the wider world. We have experienced different schools in London and Dorset who have skilled up and developed their offer. The line we are a family but we have to be a profitable one is a harsh but honest analysis of where they stand. So consider what works for your child
Former Student
Jan 4, 2021


AWFUL! They say that you are SEN friendly, but victimise SEN kids and stop them from doing what they like, e.g, extracurricular actives. They kicked me out because of my mental health issues overnight, and their excuse was that I was a threat to the pupils and staff, something they soon regretted saying. Do not send your child to Ballard! Please!

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