Inspection Reports and Reviews

“These wonderful comments acknowledge how well pupils across our entire family of Schools have embraced our implementation of Guy Claxton’s learning power principles in every aspect of our School life.”

—Principal, Richard Backhouse


ISI Inspection Reports

An ‘area of significant strength’ was identified, and this is noteworthy because early indications are that only a small proportion of schools inspected will be given such an accolade.

The area identified was that “Leaders’ provision of opportunities for staff to research and find innovative ways to improve teaching is a significant strength, which benefits pupils by enhancing the quality of teaching”. 

Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Berkhamsted Prep ISI Report November 2023


Pre-Prep and Prep Report November 2023

Heatherton Report 2021

Senior Schools – Compliance Inspection Report – January 2022

Senior Schools Report 2017 

Pre-Prep and Prep Report September 2017

Heatherton Report June 2017

Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Day Nursery 2016

Boarding February 2017



The Good Schools Guide

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Senior Schools

Pre-Pre & prep


Tatler Schools Guide 2023

“staff aim to produce remarkable people not just remarkable exam results; and they do.”

Read the latest report on Berkhamsted from Tatler magazine.


Tatler School Guide

“Teachers’ insistence on high expectations ensures that pupils strive from, and achieve, high standards in their learning and gain skills that enable them to make positive transitions within their school and to their senior schools.”

—Heatherton ISI Report 2021

Both boarding houses are warm, well-lit and well-ventilated. All accommodation is cleaned and maintained to a consistently high standard.

—Boarding ISI Report 2016

“Pupils show pronounced and highly effective study skills, appropriate to their age. Strong research skills are evident in many examples of project work, and older pupils, in particular, show excellent ability to assimilate and analyse a wide range of sources.”

—Senior ISI Report 2017