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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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 completing the 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).

Admissions Timetables

3/10/18: Please note that applications for Year 7 & Year 8 have now closed.

13/10/18: Please note that applications for Year 9 & Year 10 have now closed.

Full Admissions Timetable

Open Days and Visits

We hold Open Days 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 Days and opportunities to visit our School:

Learn more 

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.

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. The assessment will include a Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics test and dictation at 11+ entry and, in addition to this, a Non-Verbal Reasoning and Foreign Language test at 13+ entry. Berkhamsted Boys has two main intakes at Year 7 and Year 9,with additional intakes subject to spaces being available.

A reference from the pupil’s current school is also required.

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.

School Uniform

The full school uniform and sports kit list for Boys can be found below

Berkhamsted Boys Uniform 

School Uniform Suppliers

Schoolblazer – new uniform and sports kit for Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, Berkhamsted Prep, Berkhamsted Girls, Berkhamsted Boys and Berkhamsted Sixth. Schoolblazer also runs a service at Berkhamsted School where parents can book an appointment to enable their children to try on items of uniform. The Schoolblazer office is located on the Ground Floor of 6 Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3AA.

Please email schoolblazer@berkhamsted.com if you wish to book an appointment.

Second Hand Shops

The School Second Hand Shop is located at 26 Castle Street, Berkhamsted. The Shop is run by volunteers and enables parents to sell items of uniform that their child can no longer use but are still in good condition. Proceeds of any items sold – minus a small contribution to School funds – are returned to parents via the School accounts system.

Opening Times

Tuesdays (term time only) 14:00 – 17:00

Contact

secondhanduniform@berkhamsted.com

Contributing stock
Before you bring any uniform to the Shop, please ensure it is spotlessly clean with all the buttons etc. attached.  Please attach a slip with your child’s name and year group to enable it to be processed correctly.

Stock
The shop stocks uniform bought from Schoolblazer and is no longer accepting white shirts/blouses, grey trousers, navy jumpers or Prep blazers with sewn on badges.  The Shop is also no longer accepting or selling second-hand swim wear unless it is brand new and with the tags on.

The Shop is now stocking a limited amount of NEW Schoolblazer kit, at Schoolblazer prices.  These items include hoodies, games socks, ties, swim hats, rugby shirts, rugby shorts, girls running shorts and swim wear.

Due to a recent logo change we are selling second hand items featuring the old logo for a limited period only.  Items school uniform with the new logo will be available through School Blazer from the end June 2018.

Prices

All second hand items are priced at 50% (or less) of Schoolblazer prices.

When selling, proceeds of any items sold are deducted form your next term’s account.  When buying, the cost of any items purchased are added to the net term’s account, fully itemised so they can be identified easily.

If items are unsold after two years or not fit for sale, we will pass them onto charities for use overseas.

 

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. 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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS

Request a Prospectus

Please complete the short form to receive a copy.

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