Developing remarkable people

Boys’ independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-16. We offer single-sex classroom education with co-educational opportunities. Set in the leafy market town of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
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Welcome to Berkhamsted Boys School

At Berkhamsted School we develop remarkable people. The school provides challenge and demand to not only prepare the boys as independent thinkers, but with the right climate to develop their talents and self-esteem so they become proactive, confident, caring and resilient people.

Tom Hadcroft

Headteacher Berkhamsted Boys

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About Us

Academic

At Berkhamsted Boys we combine high-quality teaching and modern facilities with a deep understanding of our pupils and their needs.

Academic Curriculum

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Co-curricular

An education at Berkhamsted Boys equips our pupils with the academic qualifications they will need to meet their future aspirations, combined with the opportunity to gain the life skills and experiences that will shape their future success and happiness.

Co-curricular

Boarding

Flexi, Weekly and Termly boarding

Boarding at Berkhamsted offers both the experience of being part of a friendly, close-knit school community and access to outstanding facilities and resources.

Boarding

We would like to pass on our immense thanks to you and your fellow teachers. Our son has had a great education and will look back on his years at Berko with great pride we am sure.

—Leaver’s parent, 2021

Teachers shape the children but also, make Berkhamsted a great school. Please pass on our thanks to an inspirational teacher who has brilliant prospects!

—Leaver’s parent, 2021

We know our son has gained a huge amount from being at the School and has developed into a nice, mature and well-motivated, educated individual.

—Leaver’s parent, 2021

News

Leaping into the past with Ben Kane

Leaping into the past with Ben Kane

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Berkhamsted ranked 10th in School Sport Magazine’s top 200 list  

Berkhamsted ranked 10th in School Sport Magazine’s top 200 list  

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Encouraging Positive Conversations; Humanutopia 2023

Encouraging Positive Conversations; Humanutopia 2023

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Tis’ the season to serve others: Berkhamsted’s Christmas charity appeals

Tis’ the season to serve others: Berkhamsted’s Christmas charity appeals

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Young Musician of the Year Festival 2023

Young Musician of the Year Festival 2023

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  • 🤸‍♂️It’s Leap Day! Why not leap into action and book your open event now.

We have many events for you to choose from including Virtual to School Life events, as well as the opportunity to visit our Outdoor Ed centre and see our extensive Sports facilities.

🤝You will have the opportunity to meet our staff, pupils and leadership team at every event.

🔗Click the link in our bio to secure your place.

#LeapDay #OutdoorEducation #TeamBerko #BerkhamstedSchool

    🤸‍♂️It’s Leap Day! Why not leap into action and book your open event now.

    We have many events for you to choose from including Virtual to School Life events, as well as the opportunity to visit our Outdoor Ed centre and see our extensive Sports facilities.

    🤝You will have the opportunity to meet our staff, pupils and leadership team at every event.

    🔗Click the link in our bio to secure your place.

    #LeapDay #OutdoorEducation #TeamBerko #BerkhamstedSchool

    We had a fantastic day with top physiologist Dr Emma Ross from @thewell_hq, (a consultancy service dedicated to women’s health) to talk to Years 7 to 13 about enhancing their sporting performance. 

As 64% of girls give up sports after puberty (aged 16/17), Emma’s talks were largely aimed at @berkhamstedgirls, teaching them how to maximise their performance around their menstrual cycle and physical anatomy. 

The presentation taught our youngest year groups about how to eat, train and dress around the menstruation cycle, female anatomy, and female hormones. To emphasise the seriousness of the topic, Emma discussed examples of women who had to stop competing in sports professionally because of the lack of awareness around female health and sport. 

Afterwards, Emma spoke to male and female Sixth Form Captains for a Sports Scholar Workshop, where students learned how to enhance their performance. 

Hearing the expertise of Emma and the Well HQ team ensured that pupils’ physical and emotional experiences of their bodies don’t hold them back from being active, enjoying exercise or participating in sports to their best ability.
@berko_sport 
#teamberko

    We had a fantastic day with top physiologist Dr Emma Ross from @thewell_hq, (a consultancy service dedicated to women’s health) to talk to Years 7 to 13 about enhancing their sporting performance.

    As 64% of girls give up sports after puberty (aged 16/17), Emma’s talks were largely aimed at @berkhamstedgirls, teaching them how to maximise their performance around their menstrual cycle and physical anatomy.

    The presentation taught our youngest year groups about how to eat, train and dress around the menstruation cycle, female anatomy, and female hormones. To emphasise the seriousness of the topic, Emma discussed examples of women who had to stop competing in sports professionally because of the lack of awareness around female health and sport.

    Afterwards, Emma spoke to male and female Sixth Form Captains for a Sports Scholar Workshop, where students learned how to enhance their performance.

    Hearing the expertise of Emma and the Well HQ team ensured that pupils’ physical and emotional experiences of their bodies don’t hold them back from being active, enjoying exercise or participating in sports to their best ability.
    @berko_sport
    #teamberko

    🌠Leap into Lent half-term

We hope you had a restful break and are ready for an action-packed half-term, with many exciting activities for the pupils including:

🧘‍♂️Well HQ talks

🗺Geography Field Trip

📚World Book Day and author visits

🔬Prep STEAM week

🎭Y9 & 10 Drama Performances: The School Reunion and 🚁The Red Helicopter

🎾Many sporting fixtures including tennis, fives, swimming and squash

👩‍🎓Mock exams

👒Easter bonnet parade at Pre-Prep

✝Easter Chapel services

    🌠Leap into Lent half-term

    We hope you had a restful break and are ready for an action-packed half-term, with many exciting activities for the pupils including:

    🧘‍♂️Well HQ talks

    🗺Geography Field Trip

    📚World Book Day and author visits

    🔬Prep STEAM week

    🎭Y9 & 10 Drama Performances: The School Reunion and 🚁The Red Helicopter

    🎾Many sporting fixtures including tennis, fives, swimming and squash

    👩‍🎓Mock exams

    👒Easter bonnet parade at Pre-Prep

    ✝Easter Chapel services

    As part of our ‘Next Steps’ programme, we held a University Fair last week, to give our students (and parents/guardians) an opportunity to speak with a representatives top universities to help them make informed choices.

Advisers shared tips on applying to international universities, Oxbridge, degree apprenticeships, and even US sports scholarships!

🎫Book now for our Sixth Form Open Events. 

☝️Click in the link in our bio.

@berkhamstedsixth

    As part of our ‘Next Steps’ programme, we held a University Fair last week, to give our students (and parents/guardians) an opportunity to speak with a representatives top universities to help them make informed choices.

    Advisers shared tips on applying to international universities, Oxbridge, degree apprenticeships, and even US sports scholarships!

    🎫Book now for our Sixth Form Open Events.

    ☝️Click in the link in our bio.

    @berkhamstedsixth

    🌟At Berkhamsted, we believe in nurturing a social conscience and providing our pupils with ample opportunities to serve others. 

Among the most memorable is @First_Give, a national programme that helps UK schools inspire young people to make a positive change in society. 

In teams, our Year 9 pupils researched and organised fundraisers for local charities with the four finalists representing @densindacorum, @greenfingerscharity, @hectorshere and @spacehertfordshire. 

A panel of judges (consisting of Charities Coordinator, Mr Silvey, School Chaplain, Ms Taylor, and a representative from @dacorumbc ) had the difficult task of deciding which team would win a £1000 cheque for their charity. 

The winning team represented Space, a Hertfordshire-based charity that provides support to young people who are neurodivergent. The Space team’s fundraiser challenged Berkhamsted pupils to knock tin cans over with a tennis ball to demonstrate how difficult this activity would be for someone who struggles with hand-eye coordination. So impressed were the judges by this engaging presentation that Space was presented with a cheque of £1000 on behalf of First Give. 

On taking part in the programme, the Space team said, “we now have more confidence to speak out and make a change in the community. The experience has helped us develop and understand the issues that many people in our community feel… It was amazing and we are so happy with the work we did.” 

Well done to our amazing Year 9 pupils for their dedication and hard work in making a positive impact.

    🌟At Berkhamsted, we believe in nurturing a social conscience and providing our pupils with ample opportunities to serve others.

    Among the most memorable is @First_Give, a national programme that helps UK schools inspire young people to make a positive change in society.

    In teams, our Year 9 pupils researched and organised fundraisers for local charities with the four finalists representing @densindacorum, @greenfingerscharity, @hectorshere and @spacehertfordshire.

    A panel of judges (consisting of Charities Coordinator, Mr Silvey, School Chaplain, Ms Taylor, and a representative from @dacorumbc ) had the difficult task of deciding which team would win a £1000 cheque for their charity.

    The winning team represented Space, a Hertfordshire-based charity that provides support to young people who are neurodivergent. The Space team’s fundraiser challenged Berkhamsted pupils to knock tin cans over with a tennis ball to demonstrate how difficult this activity would be for someone who struggles with hand-eye coordination. So impressed were the judges by this engaging presentation that Space was presented with a cheque of £1000 on behalf of First Give.

    On taking part in the programme, the Space team said, “we now have more confidence to speak out and make a change in the community. The experience has helped us develop and understand the issues that many people in our community feel… It was amazing and we are so happy with the work we did.”

    Well done to our amazing Year 9 pupils for their dedication and hard work in making a positive impact.

    🔍 Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Prep shines in latest ISI Inspection Report! 🌟

📚 We are proud of our dedicated staff who consistently demonstrate their knowledge to help each individual child; and to our pupils who represented our schools' values in their interactions with inspector 🎉

The ISI inspection report reflects the exceptional learning environment we strive to provide to every child, helping them to develop into remarkable people.

🔗 Click the link in our bio to access the full report now! 👉

    🔍 Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Prep shines in latest ISI Inspection Report! 🌟

    📚 We are proud of our dedicated staff who consistently demonstrate their knowledge to help each individual child; and to our pupils who represented our schools` values in their interactions with inspector 🎉

    The ISI inspection report reflects the exceptional learning environment we strive to provide to every child, helping them to develop into remarkable people.

    🔗 Click the link in our bio to access the full report now! 👉

    🎙️ In this episode of the 'In the Berkhamsted Spotlight' podcast, we hear from four Year Seven pupils for @berkhamstedgirls and @berkhamstedboys about what their first term in the Senior School has been like.

Should you be excited or scared when moving up to secondary school?

🎧 Tune in on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, or your favourite podcast platform (link in bio) to find out.

✔Please like and subscribe to listen to more episodes.

#BerkhamstedPodcast 
#InTheBerkhamstedSpotlightPodcast
#BerkhamstedSchool
#TeamBerko
@berkhamstedprep

    🎙️ In this episode of the `In the Berkhamsted Spotlight` podcast, we hear from four Year Seven pupils for @berkhamstedgirls and @berkhamstedboys about what their first term in the Senior School has been like.

    Should you be excited or scared when moving up to secondary school?

    🎧 Tune in on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, or your favourite podcast platform (link in bio) to find out.

    ✔Please like and subscribe to listen to more episodes.

    #BerkhamstedPodcast
    #InTheBerkhamstedSpotlightPodcast
    #BerkhamstedSchool
    #TeamBerko
    @berkhamstedprep

    🥞It was a flipping good time at the second annual pancake race @berkhamstedboys.

🍳The boys showed off their skills and speed as they raced around the Grass Quad with their pancakes. Fry’s, Bees and Greenes made it to the final, where Greenes took home the gold frying pan trophy, presented by Pirate Pancake (aka Mr Mackay).

What’s your favourite pancake topping? Let us know in the comments!

#shrovetuesday
#pancakeday
#pancakerace
#teamberko

    🥞It was a flipping good time at the second annual pancake race @berkhamstedboys.

    🍳The boys showed off their skills and speed as they raced around the Grass Quad with their pancakes. Fry’s, Bees and Greenes made it to the final, where Greenes took home the gold frying pan trophy, presented by Pirate Pancake (aka Mr Mackay).

    What’s your favourite pancake topping? Let us know in the comments!

    #shrovetuesday
    #pancakeday
    #pancakerace
    #teamberko

    DISCOVER MORE

    Open Event

    Book a tour to discover more Open Events for September Y7 2025 / Y9 2026 will be confirmed shortly
    Berkhamsted Boys Tours

    The school delivers on its motto of ‘Developing Remarkable People’ – students are notably engaging and enjoy taking part in everything the school has to offer.

    Tatler

    Oversubscribed at both major entry points (11+ and 13+), with places sought after by bright and talented pupils from far and wide, looking for more breadth than the local grammars can offer, without the hothouse feel of some schools closer to London.

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