Boys Admissions

At Berkhamsted Boys every boy flourishes, finding their skill, talent or passion within our academic curriculum or in opportunities beyond the classroom



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Why choose Berkhamsted Boys?

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.

How to apply

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 submitting the registration form on the link below along with a registration fee of £100:


Admissions Timetables


28 September 2020: Registration for 2021 entry has now closed.



Virtual Open Events

At present, our regular Open Events have changed in format to offer a virtual opportunity to find out more about Berkhamsted Boys. We will be holding a Virtual Open Event in 2021, giving prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School, alongside on site tours of the School that we hope to hold in the near future.

If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list to remain in touch so we can keep you updated as to when we are able to welcome families on-site again please complete the form or call Admissions on 01442 358001 who will be happy to assist.

Entry Requirements

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 (for all day students)

The assessment 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 Modern Language papers (if studied). Candidates may also be required to sit a Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Overseas applicants (full boarding applications)

Overseas students, once registered, are required to sit entrance tests in English, Maths,  Verbal Reasoning and 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. Pupils will be given the option of attending the School for an interview or doing an online interview.

Scholarships and Awards

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.

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.



School Uniform

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.




Request a Prospectus

Please complete the short form to receive a copy.

Request a prospectus form