At Berkhamsted Boys every boy flourishes, finding their skill, talent or passion within our academic curriculum or in opportunities beyond the classroom
Boys at Berkhamsted are motivated by excellent teaching, thriving Drama and Music departments, outstanding Sports coaching and an array of Outdoor Education activities, which enable them to develop into remarkable people.
Under our ‘diamond’ teaching structure, boys are taught in small, single-sex academic lessons – an environment which we believe allows for a more precisely adapted and focused approach to teaching and learning.
While academic lessons take place separately, boys and girls at Berkhamsted participate in an extensive range of extra-curricular activities together, enabling them to enjoy the social benefits of interacting with one another.
Please complete the REQUEST A PROSPECTUS FORM if you wish to receive a prospectus.
Prospective pupils may be registered for admission at any time after birth. Registrations should ideally be received at least a full calendar year preceding the desired date of admission to benefit from all communications relating to the next admissions cycle.
Registration takes place by completing the UK REGISTRATION FORM that is included with the prospectus information pack, and sending this along with a registration fee of £100 to the Admissions Manager (Overton House, 131 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 2DJ).
International applicants should complete the Registration Form (International).
We hold Open Events at Berkhamsted Boys every Autumn, giving prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School.
Discover our next Open Events and opportunities to visit our School:
It is also possible to visit the School at other times of year. If you’d like to visit Berkhamsted Boys, please contact our Central Admissions Office to discuss arranging a tour.
Book a visit online or call Admissions on 01442 358001.
We set entry examinations for all children wishing to enter our Senior Schools to ascertain whether they can reach the academic standards we set.
An interview with the Headteacher of Berkhamsted Boys is scheduled ahead of the entry assessment. A reference from the pupil’s current school is also required.
Year 7 entry test
Candidates seeking 11+ entry to Berkhamsted Boys in September 2021 and beyond will be required to take the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Test.
Year 9 entry test
The assessment will for 13+ entry includes a Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics test as well as a dictation test. Candidates will also sit a Non-Verbal Reasoning and Foreign Language papers.
Overseas students, once registered, are required to sit entrance tests in English, Maths and possibly Non-Verbal Reasoning (each of one hour duration) under exam conditions at the nearest British Council office, through a recognised partner agent, or at their current school. A reference from the student’s current school is also required.
We award Scholarships and Awards on merit to pupils whom we wish to attract to Berkhamsted because of the contribution they are able to make to school life, be that academic, dramatic, musical, sporting, creative or as potential leaders.
The Scholarship value is usually 10% of the tuition fees and higher awards may be given. Exhibitions may also be awarded for music and drama. Further details are available in the INFORMATION BOOKLET
All awards may be varied at the absolute discretion of the Principal.
Where there is a demonstrated need, additional means-tested funding may be available to those awarded Scholarships.
The full school uniform and sports kit list for Boys can be found below
The School Uniform Shop is located on the Ground Floor of the Beeches Building of Berkhamsted Prep. Parking is available onsite, accessed via Doctors Commons Road.
The shop sells a limited stock of Schoolblazer items but does have a wide selection of samples available in a variety of sizes to try before you buy if you require. In addition the shop stocks second hand uniform which enables parents to buy & sell items of School uniform that have been previously used which are still in good condition.
Open every Tuesday during term time 14:00 – 17:00.