Entry Requirements for International Admissions
Although the majority of pupils attending Berkhamsted are day pupils, we offer the opportunity to join a small boarding community at the school.
Berkhamsted Boys and Berkhamsted Girls may consider applications from international students aged 13 (entering at Year 9) and aged 14 (entering at Year 10) to study at GCSE level. To apply for a place to study at our Senior Schools, applications must follow the current day application timelines. Berkhamsted Sixth may consider applications from international boys and girls aged 16 (entering at Year 12) to study for two years and completing A-Levels.
Prospective pupils should contact the Admissions Office if they wish to register at any time. Admissions will then advise if a candidate registration form should be completed, along with the non-refundable registration fee.
Overseas students, once registered, are required to sit a CAT4 test and complete an online form with questions on the subjects they wish to study at GCSE and A Level under exam conditions through a recognised partner agent, at the nearest British Council office, or at their current school. A reference from the student’s current school is also required.
In addition, candidates will be invited to interview with the Headteacher of Berkhamsted Sixth or the Director of International Admissions.
When joining Berkhamsted Sixth, progression to Year 13 depends on satisfactory attainment, as determined by the student’s term grades and results across the course of the Lower Sixth year (Year 12), in addition to the end of year examinations. Work ethic, discipline record and contribution to the wider life of the school are also taken into account.
Entry requirements for UK Admissions
Prospective pupils may be registered at any time. A candidate registration form should be completed, and along with the non-refundable registration fee, should be posted to the Berkhamsted Admissions Department.
Entry to the School is dependent upon satisfactory attainment at respective stages of the Curriculum as well as a good interview and a reference that reflects a sound disciplinary record and a commitment to the wider aspects of school life.
Progression from one section of the School to another can never be guaranteed, however, we endeavour to make decisions on entry with the expectation that pupils should be able to progress through the School.
Prospective pupils may be registered at any time before the registration deadline. A candidate registration form should be completed, and along with the non-refundable registration fee, should be posted or emailed to the Berkhamsted Admissions Department.
Please follow the links below to find out the timelines for applications to each of the Schools.
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I enjoy spending a night in St John’s every now and then – it’s like having a sleepover at a friend’s house!
Weekly boarding works well for us. I know he’s happy and we enjoy our weekends together knowing that the homework is done.
Studying at Berkhamsted was the turning point of my life. I love boarding life… we study together, have fun together and care about each other.