A glimpse into Boarding at Berkhamsted

We would like to share a few videos to provide an insight into life in our School.

Please do contact us if you have any questions as our International Admissions Officer, Jennie Peachey, will be pleased to help.

Please call us on 01442 358001 or email: INTERNATIONALADMISSIONS@BERKHAMSTED.COM

We hope to welcome you soon.

Welcome from the Principal

Welcome from the Principal

To introduce the ethos and values of a Berkhamsted education, here is a welcome from our Principal, Richard Backhouse.

Berkhamsted School Values

This video provides an insight into our School values through spoken word, both written and performed by pupils in Year 9 and 10. Our School values are:

Aim High with Integrity, Be Adventurous and Serve Others

Our Results

And if you have not seen our results details on the website yet please click here to read more about the remarkable achievements of our pupils

Student Consultancy

Student Consultancy

Our Sixth Formers have the opportunity to ‘Serve Others’ and gain valuable real-world experience through the Student Consultancy.

Digital Device Provision

Digital Device Provision

Find out more about our Digital Device Provision roll out and how this has changed our classroom teaching.

Extended Project Qualification

Extended Project Qualification

If you are interested in taking an EPQ in addition to your A Levels, watch this video to find out more.

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise is a program that fosters entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills among young people. By engaging students in real-world business scenarios, it allows them to create and manage their own companies, promoting critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork.

Music at Berkhamsted

Music at Berkhamsted

Many of our students enjoy extra curricular music lessons.  This video provides a short clip of a recent Concert in Deans’ Hall.

Drama at Berkhamsted

Drama at Berkhamsted

This video provides a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse into the West End style production of ‘Shrek’ held at our 500 seat Centenary Theatre (due to copyright we are unable to share the full production).

Careers at Berkhamsted

At Berkhamsted we encourage pupils to consider a range of options after school. Watch the videos below to get an overview of career opportunities at Berkhamsted and hear from two of our pupils about their apprenticeship roles.

Careers at Berkhamsted
Hear from our pupils – Apprenticeships
Art at Berkhamsted

Art at Berkhamsted

This video provides a glimpse of some of the artwork produced by our GCSE and A Level students.

Sport at Berkhamsted

We are proud of the breadth of sport offering throughout the School and also the number of teams we are able to field each term offering the majority of our pupils the chance to play a competitive match.

School Sport Magazine ranked Berkhamsted as the 10th best UK sports school in the 2022-23 season. This prestigious publication celebrates excellence in school sports and annually releases a list of the 200 best UK state and independent sporting schools. Our recognition in the top ten places Berkhamsted in the top 1% of the country’s sporting schools, a remarkable feat that is a testament to the combination of highly skilled, specialist, and passionate sports staff working with and alongside our focused, motivated, and talented pupils.

Curriculum Overview
Netball 1st XII – Double National Champions
Last minute try – StoneX Rugby

Leadership at Berkhamsted

Berkhamsted’s Deputy Head of Extra Curricular leads programmes that provide students with opportunities to develop skills and abilities to enhance their awareness outside of the classroom. These activities cover sport, the arts, and outdoor education.

In addition, as the pupils progress through the School, there are many opportunities for pupils to take on leadership opportunities and develop the skills for debating, decision-making, collaboration and public speaking.

Our CCF (Combined Cadet Force) offers students the chance to learn skills that will help broaden their experiences and, in Sixth Form, allows them to take on leadership roles and serve as positive role models.

Boarding at Berkhamsted

Our small international boarding community benefit from flexi, weekly and full boarding in Houses which are based in the market town and close to the School.  These houses allow the pupils to have an experience at a UK day School which provides a level of support from the boarding house team, whilst developing independent skills – a balance between School and University – creating the best growth environment for many of our boarding pupils.

Our Facilities

Centenary Theatre
High Ropes
Kings Campus
Sports Hall
Swimming Pool
Playing Fields

Boarding Life at Berkhamsted

Berkhamsted Boarding Prospectus

Berkhamsted Boarding Information Book

Our Schools

Berkhamsted Sixth

Sixth Form Centre
Castle Street

Berkhamsted Boys

Castle Campus
Castle St

Berkhamsted Girls

Kings Campus
Kings Rd

Berkhamsted Prep

Doctor’s Commons Rd

Berkhamsted Pre-Prep

Chesham Rd


10 Copperkins Ln

Thank you for taking a glimpse into our ‘School Life’ – we hope to welcome you on site soon

If you have any questions please contact us on 01442 358001 or email: INTERNATIONALADMISSIONS@BERKHAMSTED.COM

Jennie Peachey
International Admissions Officer

Chris Sutton
Head of International Admissions and Head of Boys Boarding

Andy Ottoway
Head of Girls Boarding

Jess Thackray
Head of Girls Boarding