Outdoor Education

Sparking a sense of adventure and developing long-lasting friendships.

Outdoor Education

Begins on the first week at Berkhamsted Boys for Year 7, when all boys take part in a Bushcraft experience.

In House groups, the boys learn how to light a fire from just a spark – linking science theory to practical reality – and then cook lunch using the hot embers. This is a great way to start at a new school and helps to develop friendships early.

Outdoor Education

A sense of adventure

Throughout their senior years at Berkhamsted Boys and into the Sixth Form, boys may take part in a variety of outdoor activities. This could be by choice as an alternative games option or as part of a House team-building event.

All our activities are delivered by our own ‘in-house’ Outdoor Education Department, which is also supported on expeditions by other members of staff drawn from within the Berkhamsted family of schools.

We are able to offer our pupils alternatives to the traditional Physical Education and games options, with activities to motivate and engage our pupils. These activities are designed to spark the boys’ sense of adventure, including orienteering, mountain biking, climbing or scaling the high ropes climbing tower.

Bushcraft adventures

Combined Cadet Force

Developing leadership skills

The CCF helps our pupils to reach their full potential through the activities and by encouraging youth leadership.

Although membership of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is voluntary, it is hugely popular with large numbers of Senior pupils each year – due to the fun, adventurous and challenging activities on offer.

All three Armed Forces provide the instruction, equipment and accommodation for the CCF programme.

Cadets also have the opportunity to go on annual visits and camps which have previously included Cyprus, Germany, Pirbright and Sennybridge.

The opportunity for adventure that the CCF provides gives the cadets life-long skills and strategies that they can apply to their lives.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

An opportunity for adventure


Open Event

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We are delighted to be a finalist for the Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2021 in the category of International Student Experience.


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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