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Beyond Berkhamsted

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When the journey at Berkhamsted School comes to an end … it is just the beginning as life as an Old Berkhamstedian

Our students leave Berkhamsted as innovative and resilient people who are motivated by their next adventurous step.  There are many avenues open to our alumni, all of which are fully supported and encouraged as they pursue their chosen direction during their time at Berkhamsted Sixth.

Universities as a next destination

In 2019 we had three students go onto Oxbridge.

University No of Students Studying
Cambridge 2
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
  • Modern & Medieval Languages
Oxford 1
  • Chemistry


The top 5 university destinations for Berkhamsted students in 2019 were:

University Rank* No of Students Studying
Birmingham 16 17 English; English Language and Literature; Liberal Arts; Policy, Politics and Economics; History (x2); Human Biology; Geography (with year abroad); Geography; International Relations; Materials Science and Engineering; Political Science and International Relations; Physiotherapy; Economics; Ancient History; Geography and Urban and Regional Planning
Nottingham 20 16 History; Criminology and Sociology; Psychology; History and Politics; American Studies and English (x2); History of Art; Chemistry; History (x2); Medicine; English; Mechanical Engineering; Physiotherapy; Veterinary Science; Politics and International Relations
Exeter 10 11 Exercise & Sport Sciences; Classical Studies; History (x2); Geography; English with study in N America; International Relations; Psychology; Neuroscience with Professional Placement; Liberal Arts; Economics (x2)
UCL 6 9 Biomedical Sciences; Electronic and Electrical Engineering (x2); Architecture; Management Science; Chemistry; Economics (x2); Natural Sciences
Durham 5 8 Geography; Japanese Studies; English Literature; Psychology; Engineering; National Sciences; Health and Human Sciences; Biological Sciences

* Top 30 Universities defined by position in The Times rolling five year average from 2014 – 2019 surveys.

Leavers’ destinations 2019 more info.

Connect with us on our new OB website Berkhamsted Connections

Find out the latest OB news, join a club, reconnect with old friends or make some new ones! 

Get advice from OB’s at university or reach out to a mentor in your chosen industry.

Join today and find out more about staying in touch beyond Berkhamsted

The Old Berkhamstedians have a history of over 100 years!

The organisation has existed in its current form since 1998 after the amalgamation of The Old Berkhamstedians’ Association and the Old Girls’ Guild.

The purpose of The Old Berkhamstedian’s is two-fold; to encourage and facilitate contact between former pupils and to support the Berkhamsted Schools Group and its activities through its Charitable Trust.  Former pupils of the Schools are invited to participate in this vibrant and growing community of over 7,000 Old Berkhamstedians and to have a look at the work and activity that takes place.

Contact The Old Berkhamstedians

Vicky Rees, OB Administrator


Telephone: 01442 358111

Address: Overton House, 131 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 2DJ

The Heatherton Society

The Heatherton Society is a great way for Heatherton Old Girls (and Boys) and former members of staff to keep in close contact with their classmates and former colleagues after they leave.  It is free to join and open to all leavers.  Members will receive termly newsletters and sent invites to School events and special Heatherton Society occasions.

If you would like to join, or are already a member and would like to update your contact details or let us know your news, please contact us at