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 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 (two years for Year 9 entry) 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.
The registration deadline for Year 7 and Year 9 entry in September 2023 is Monday 26 September 2022. Please see the full Admissions Timetable below.
The registration deadline for Year 9 entry in September 2024 is Monday 26 September 2022. Please see the full Admissions Timetable below.
We hold Open Events to give prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School.
If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list to remain in touch so we can keep you updated on our upcoming events please complete the form or call Admissions on 01442 358001 who will be happy to assist.
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/Deputy 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).
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.
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.
The school uniform for Berkhamsted Boys school consists of a navy blue, single-breasted blazer with the school crest, a white shirt, school tie and a navy v-neck jumper. Boys wear dark grey trousers. Sports kit is required for PE and Games.
The school has a school uniform supplier which holds stock of all items of uniform, and an on-site school uniform shop (based at Berkhamsted Prep) with uniform samples available, along with the option to buy or sell previously used items.
The full uniform lists and details of our school uniform supplier can be found on the Parent Handbook, accessible via the Parent Portal.