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Head's Welcome

At Bablake, we are passionate about young people and their boundless potential to lead exciting and generous lives.

Our inspiration and ethos stem from the very best of old and new. Dynamic and forward-looking, we nevertheless prize traditional values and a rigorous academic education. We believe in aspiring to excellence in all we do, encouraging individuals to flourish - in mind, body and spirit.

Our pupils gain the qualifications and confidence to play a leading role in an ever-changing world. Much of the happy, caring and vibrant atmosphere which characterises our community springs from the fact that we are a genuinely co-educational school (since 1975), committed to giving outstanding opportunities to both girls and boys, and to celebrating their diverse gifts.

Education should be challenging, creative and life-changing. Our pupils’ examination results and achievements reflect our positive learning culture, and we are consistently placed amongst the top-performing schools in the country. Yet this is but part of the story. Beyond the classroom, we offer our pupils a rich and extensive range of opportunities, to help them grow in self-esteem and to learn the mutual respect so important for their future lives and for the society to which they will contribute.

This website provides no more than a fleeting encounter with Bablake. Please come to meet our pupils and staff, and to discover for yourself the purposeful, warm and inclusive atmosphere for which we are known. I invite you to attend one of our open sessions, and we would also be delighted to arrange a visit on a school day.

I look forward to welcoming you.

John Watson



My family and I had the pleasure of sharing a campsite with five of your pupils undertaking their DoE award. The lads were first class ambassadors for your school and even had the decency to allow my sons to bowl and catch them out in a game of cricket!

Member of the Public