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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 – 18.00, 50 weeks of the year. We offer Wrap Around Care and the option of flexible, weekly or full boarding, coach routes and holiday camps on offer during the school holidays through our partnership with Camp Beaumont.

Join us at our open events to discover more about Berkhamsted Schools Group.

Please note that booking onto each of our events is essential due to limited availability.

Update Senior Open Events: 09/09/2021 due to the number of booking applications we have received to date, we will only be inviting families applying for 2022/2023 entry to book a place at the upcoming open event.  If you are considering joining in 2024 or beyond please make a booking to join our waiting list and our Admissions Team will contact you to make arrangements for visiting Berkhamsted Boys or Berkhamsted Girls.

Berkhamsted Day Nursery Saturday 2 October 09:30 – 12:00
Berkhamsted Pre-Prep Friday 1 October 09:00 – 12:00 and Saturday 2 October 09:30 – 12:00
Berkhamsted Prep Friday 1 October 09:00 – 11:30 and Saturday 2 October 12:30 – 15:30
Heatherton Saturday 2 October 10:00 – 12:00
Berkhamsted Girls Next date to be confirmed.  In the meantime please contact our Admissions team if you would like to book a tour.
Berkhamsted Boys Next date to be confirmed.  In the meantime please contact our Admissions team if you would like to book a tour.
Berkhamsted Sixth Thursday 30 September 16:45 – 19:00

Senior School Sports Open Events

Saturday 18 September

Saturday 25 September

Saturday 2 October

 

Join an open event – bookings are essential.

 

Visiting our Schools

To book a place on a personal tour please complete the form below and our Admissions team will be in touch in due course to make arrangements.

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If you are unable to attend in person we are also able to offer personal interactive virtual tours.  Please contact the Admissions team for more details.

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.

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
Sixth

 

Lauren Thomas, Admissions Manager (Berkhamsted)

Telephone: 01442 358001

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Andrea Ventress, Admissions Assistant (Heatherton)

Telephone: 01494 726433

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Louise Aspell, Admissions Assistant (Berkhamsted)

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Lou Douglas, Admissions Assistant (Berkhamsted)

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Jennie Peachey International Admissions Officer (Berkhamsted)

Telephone: 01442 358236

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