Developing Remarkable People

The Berkhamsted Schools Group develop remarkable people, helping their pupils to not only earn a living but also to live lives worth living.

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At the core of our community

At Berkhamsted, we’ve been Developing Remarkable People since 1541.

Our family of schools truly offer the best of both worlds: a distinguished and proud heritage combined with the latest and most innovative teaching.
During the last decade or so, we’ve accelerated our progress. Initially, by introducing a ‘Building Learning Power’ methodology to ensure pupils become confident, curious and independent learners – equipped with relevant habits and skills. Next, we implemented our three key values (as below) and embedded them at the heart of everything we do – to broaden and uplift our pupils’ school lives. That’s why we have a dedicated Deputy Head of Teaching & Innovation and a Deputy Head of Leadership, for example.

Developing Remarkable People isn’t just relevant to our pupils. Learning by example, our staff consistently build upon their own knowledge, too – by studying for additional qualifications, including degrees. Demonstrating to our pupils that an open mindset is where learning never stops. Meanwhile, our Parent Partnership recognises that our children’s wellbeing and happiness relies on a strong partnership with parents and school. That’s why we all work so closely together to ensure each pupil’s success.

It all means we’re constantly looking forward, evolving and enhancing our approach to each child’s education.

Aim High with Integrity

We believe in preparing our pupils effectively for a world in which they’ll be judged purely on their own merit. That’s why we select pupils from a broad spectrum of talents and abilities who will tangibly benefit from the added value that Berkhamsted can deliver, both academically and holistically. Our academic achievements derive from outstanding teaching, small class sizes, and provision of personal Microsoft Surface devices (from Year 5) to track individual progress. In our prep schools the children are in small classes with a form tutor who monitors their personal development and academic progress.  By senior school, each child is supported by their Head of House and their own tutor within our House system (maximum 10 children per tutor). From Year 7, pupils work with these tutors to author their own reports and develop their own education plans, with encouragement to aim high and make the most of the breadth of opportunity available to them at Berkhamsted. This gives pupils their own voice and the agency to be their true selves – so they can learn to be self-critical in a healthy way.

Be Adventurous

Whether learning new skills or taking to the stage in a play, being adventurous is about our pupils challenging themselves to take risks and achieve more independence. We believe that this involves a leadership mindset that promotes innate self-confidence. And we help every child achieve this: by Year 2, young pupils are already on our school council and helping shape their own experience; by Year 6, pupils are performing on stage at our 500-seat theatre; by Year 10, pupils are benefiting from specialist public speaking sessions. Of course, being adventurous also means not being afraid to make mistakes – which allows our pupils to learn, grow and try again.

Serve Others

Collaboration, cooperation and understanding the power of teamwork are skills for life. We believe that working together and achieving as a collective group is an invaluable experience for all our pupils. Alongside learning the power of working as a team, serving others through charitable actions is a major part of life at Berkhamsted.  Each term our pupils choose charities they would like to support and work towards events to help support, raise funds and learn to act to make a difference. All such initiatives have great value to our pupils both now and long term.

Above all, at Berkhamsted we believe that Developing Remarkable People helps our pupils to not just to earn a living but to enjoy a life worth living. We want to inspire your son or daughter to achieve more than they even think is possible in an ever-evolving world. Let us help them achieve not only the qualifications to get into good universities and fulfilling jobs but also their first promotion.

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Remarkable people in the news

We’re very proud to be able to offer so many sports that our pupils participate in & enjoy. Thanks to @schoolsportmag for the recognition & ranking us 11th top sporting school in the country, rising 16 places from 2021. ⚽🏀🏉🎾 🏌️‍♂️👟 🏊‍♀️🥍 #teamberko @berkosport https://t.co/kN5aW2TKnJ

Congratulations Tobias. https://t.co/NGyVnXVHG0

Come along to our Open Event on Saturday 25 February. Meet the Headteacher and find out about our close-knit, family school with a friendly, nurturing environment and outstanding facilities. Pre-Prep: 9.30am-12 Prep: 12.30-4 Book your place at https://t.co/DwTnzmrvdp https://t.co/CLfvDaF9Xd

RT @BerkhamstedPrep: Delighted to announce that our guest speaker for Prize Day in July is Baroness Benjamin, @FloellaBenjamin We can’t wai…

RT @BerkoPrePrep: Today the Pre-Prep children have enjoyed immersing themselves in learning a foreign language and deepening their connecti…

Happy 30th @RomanKemp! Thank you to @CapitalOfficial for asking us to take part in your birthday show yesterday. Mr Thompson was happy to share a few memories from your time at school. @OldBerkhamstedians. Watch the video below to see the surprise unfold! https://t.co/niU3pvkLkQ

The #BerkhamstedITConference has started with keynote speaker @BudgieDhanda MBE Welcome to all our delegates and thank you to our sponsors: @Microsoft @bt_uk #FreedomTech @Darktrace @CloudDesignBox #EducationSupportProfessionalsLtd @iSAMS @sensocloud https://t.co/hXIg8gMarf

RT @BerkhamstedPrep: “One more step along the world I go, Keep me travelling along with you.” Our first Prep chapel service for the new yea…

🇨🇳Happy #ChineseNewYear to our school Chinese community. Our boarders shared their cultural celebrations in a special assembly & are having a New Year meal tonight. We wish our Chinese community great health and good fortune for the New Year! #yearoftherabbit 🐇 https://t.co/MYMikYuC2A

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