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Admissions notice – March 2020

We would like to reassure you that our Admissions team remain on hand to help with any enquires. While the reopening of the school is dependent on Government policy, our Admissions team will still be working remotely.

Please complete a book a visit form and select the relevant school to register your interest. We are unable to foresee when we can reinstate our tour programme of the school sites due to Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). However by completing the form we have your details and will be able to share with you information to answer your queries regarding our admissions timelines and as soon as we can we will contact you to arrange a tour.

In the meantime please explore our video gallery to learn more about the School and please feel free to reach out to us for any information you need.

Why choose our Schools?

At Berkhamsted, we develop remarkable people. We teach our pupils to do their best in their exams, yet we also teach them to develop a broad range of interests outside of the core curriculum.

A Berkhamsted education equips each pupil with the skills and experience they will need to succeed in the future. Our students leave us as resilient and ambitious young adults who have a sense of purpose and compassion, with the motivation to succeed in the next stage of their lives.

We create an environment that encourages our students to flourish. We encourage them to be intellectually inquisitive, challenging themselves both academically and pastorally.

We understand that success is not always easy to achieve. We believe our students’ development comes through the struggle to achieve good results, whether in the classroom, on the sports pitch or on the stage.

Our teachers teach with passion and commitment, encouraging each pupil to stretch themselves and motivating and inspiring them to challenge their own expectations of what they can achieve.

We provide our students with opportunities, responsibilities and challenges and we hold them accountable for how they respond, from the moment they join Berkhamsted.

We teach our pupils that it is equally as important to learn to fail as to succeed. We believe that our students develop by taking responsibility for both their actions and their mistakes when they make them.

We encourage our students to grow into the best versions of themselves, inspiring them to learn and develop and providing discipline and guidance where necessary.

Our students leave Berkhamsted independent, confident and resourceful, equipped with the skills and strategies they will need to enter the next stage of their lives as leaders.

  • We are a family of Schools with a long history and proud traditions, yet we have a firm eye on current best educational practice and offer leading-edge teaching technologies
  • We are proud of our of excellent academic standards without being academic hothouses
  • We offer an extensive co-curricular programme
  • Our House system places academic progress and pastoral care at the centre of your child’s education
  • We offer a ‘Diamond model’ of teaching, with co-educational and single-sex tuition for boys and girls providing the best of both worlds in one family of Schools
  • We are able to provide care and education for your child from five months at Berkhamsted Day Nursery through to Year 13 at Berkhamsted Sixth
  • The Berkhamsted family of Schools has all the advantages of access to large school resources with a small school sense of community and individual care
  • There are a range of options to make life easier for time-pressured families. Our Day Nursery that operates from 07.30 – 18.30, 50 weeks of the year. We offer Wrap Around Care and the option of flexible, weekly or full boarding, coach routes and a multi-activity holiday camp and other courses on offer during the main school holidays through Berkhamsted BASECAMP

Visiting our Schools

We encourage parents of prospective pupils to visit us before deciding to register their son or daughter in order to discover all that we have to offer at the Berkhamsted family of Schools.

We offer a range of opportunities for parents and prospective pupils to learn more about what we have to offer at Berkhamsted, including Open Events and tours of each School.

We hold an Open Event each year for each part of the School and our Day Nursery. Our Open Events allow our prospective parents and pupils to see what we offer at each of our Schools.

We offer parents of prospective pupils a comprehensive tour of any of our six Schools and our Day Nursery at a mutually convenient time.

Most parents and prospective pupils visit our Schools at least once before the final stages of the Admissions process.

Open Events – September/October 2020

Day Nursery – Saturday 3 October

Pre-Prep – Friday 2 October and Saturday 3 October

Prep – Friday 2 October and Saturday 3 October

Heatherton – Friday 2 October and Saturday 3 October

Senior Boys and Senior Girls – Friday 25 September

Sixth Form – Thursday 24 September


Book a Visit

If you are interested in visiting one or more of the Schools at other times of the year, we would be happy to arrange a tour.  Our central Admissions Office are able to organise a tour of more than one School if you require.

BOOK A VISIT ONLINE  or call Berkhamsted Admissions on 01442 358001 or Heatherton Admissions on 01494 726433.

(Please be aware that it is unlikely we will be able to accommodate appointments to visit the Schools during the weeks leading up to Open Events).

How to Apply

Please visit Admissions page for the school you would like to apply for. Here you will find entry requirements, admissions timetables, and registration forms.

Day Nursery Pre-Prep
Prep Heatherton
Girls Boys


Lauren Thomas, Admissions Manager (Berkhamsted)

Telephone: 01442 358001

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Yasmin Rouse, Admissions Officer (Heatherton – Girls’ Prep in Amersham, ages 3-11, with Co-ed Nursery)

Telephone: 01494 726433

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Emily Airey, Assistant Admissions Manager (Berkhamsted)

Telephone: 01442 358001

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Jennie Peachey International Admissions Officer (Berkhamsted)

Telephone: 01442 358236

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