Eartham, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0LR
10 reasons to choose Great Ballard School
Main point of differentiation
Great Ballard School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 81, and has the lowest fees among the Chichester prep schools. (read the area review here)
Great Ballard School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2.5 and 13 years. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, with a senior department. Great Ballard School fees range from £2,950 (Rec) to £5,550 per term (2022/23).
Average class size
Great Ballard School typically has one class per year and an average class size of 12 pupils.
With a new senior provision for pupils up to GCSE years from September 2021 the Great Ballard School has altered its curricular focus to progressing pupils through the school. Previous leavers’ destinations at Year 6 and 8 Leavers’ were a range of up to 20 local independent day and boarding schools.
The Great Ballard School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHE, learning skills (‘Learning2Learn’), French, Spanish. Thematic cross-curricular approach to teaching up to Year 2. ‘4H approach’ to curriculum from Year 3 has achievement milestones for Head, Hand, Heart, Health. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 6. School also has Forest School or outdoor learning sessions for all year groups.
Specialist teachers for sport and music throughout, for languages from Year 3, for science from Year 4, and for maths, English and science from Year 5.
Sport at Great Ballard School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Great Ballard School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils, as is drama from Year 3. All pupils learn an instrument in class and half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Three choirs and several instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.45am to 6.30pm. Minibus service.
Find another school near Great Ballard School
St James Church of England Primary School, Emsworth (14.4 miles).
Slindon College (1.8 miles); Seaford College (6.1 miles); Our Lady of Sion School (16.7 miles); Lancing College (18.4 miles).
The St Philip Howard Catholic High School (4.1 miles); Chichester High School for Girls (6.6 miles); Bishop Luffa School, Chichester (7.2 miles).