It is a privilege to welcome you to Simon Balle All-through School. Our website is intended to be a window into the highest quality of education that we offer here, and to give you a sense of who we are and our shared vision and values. 

We are proud of our all-through school: one school for students from the age of four all the way to eighteen. We are known for our high expectations, first class education and our innovative approach. Our curriculum is broad, and its progressive and sequential nature in every subject ensures that children are inspired and can successfully journey through fourteen years of learning with us. We believe that there is no tension between this academic ambition for all and a holistic education which supports every young person to develop their character and sense of self. 

Our values underpin all that we do. Whether speaking with our youngest children in the Larch all the way through to our Sixth Formers, an understanding and relevance of each of our twelve values is to be found. In an ever-changing world, we have absolute confidence that this blend of traditional values equips our young people for success. Visiting us gives an insight into the sense of belonging our students feel to our all-through community, where we know every young person can make positive contributions in their time here. 

Our commitment is in sustaining a clear vision for all members of the Simon Balle community. Indeed we are privileged to lead this outstanding school, working alongside our dedicated and talented staff team and governing body. We believe passionately in the importance of strong relationships between home and school and take every opportunity to work in partnership with our families. Together we can provide the best possible support for our students to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens and resilient and successful people. In our globally diverse and competitive world, we truly are ‘creating tomorrow’s citizens today.’

We are advocates for all-through education because of the many opportunities this allows us to provide to our students. From student leadership to wide-ranging and extensive enrichment opportunities our young people enjoy shared experiences and benefit from powerful role models. We know that when students are engaged – whether that be in music or sport, STEM or art, extracurricular activities and academic learning – they will be supported to progress and to thrive here at Simon Balle and beyond. 

As Co-headteachers we are excited to serve our Simon Balle All-through School community. With our young people at the centre of all we do, our distinct ethos to preserve, and our progressive and innovative vision, this is truly a special place to learn and work. 


Mrs Rachel Kirk and Mr Michael Moss