Developing remarkable people

Girls’ independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-16. Enabling girls to flourish academically in a single-sex classroom environment while allowing them to experience numerous co-educational activities, events and trips.
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Welcome to Berkhamsted Girls School

Berkhamsted Girls provides a nurturing, forward-thinking environment in which our students flourish both inside and outside the classroom.

Emma Watson

Headteacher of Berkhamsted Girls

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We are thrilled to announce that our school has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards: the Prepared for Life Award in the Muddy Stilettos Best School Awards and the Independent School of the Year for Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ). These nominations reflect our commitment to excellence and our dedication to fostering an inclusive and supportive educational environment for all our students.

About Us

Academic

At Berkhamsted Girls we encourage our girls to be adventurous, innovative and confident in their academic studies, empowering them to aim high with integrity – both academically and personally.

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Co-curricular

At Berkhamsted Girls we encourage every pupil to be academically adventurous and ambitious, secure in the knowledge that she has the skills, ability, talent and support to achieve anything she sets her mind to.

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Boarding

Boarding at Berkhamsted offers both the experience of being part of a friendly, close-knit school community and access to outstanding facilities and resources.

Boarding

News

Sunnyside Up

Sunnyside Up

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Berkhamsted’s Musical Talent Show

Berkhamsted’s Musical Talent Show

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Year 10 leadership group raise money for WeSeeHope

Year 10 leadership group raise money for WeSeeHope

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An evening of teaching and learning at Berkhamsted

An evening of teaching and learning at Berkhamsted

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Mr Walker’s guide to effective revision

Mr Walker’s guide to effective revision

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Young Singer of the Year 2024

Young Singer of the Year 2024

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The growth of Girls Cricket at Berkhamsted

The growth of Girls Cricket at Berkhamsted

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    Ambitious go-getters who are always looking for ways to make themselves stand out from the crowd, and want to get the absolute utmost from the education and opportunities available to them.

    Pupils show pronounced and highly effective study skills, appropriate to their age. Strong research skills are evident in many examples of project work, and older pupils, in particular, show excellent ability to assimilate and analyse a wide range of sources.

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    To give back to the hardworking trainees from @sunnysiderural, Berkhamsted hosted our annual Sunnyside BBQ this summer! 🍔🌞

Every week, our Maintenance Supervisor Russell Hatt welcomes a group of Sunnyside trainees who help maintain our school grounds by tidying, weeding, and planting flowers and shrubs, creating a relaxing and enchanting environment. 🌸🌿

To thank the Sunnyside team and reinforce our School’s value of serving others, we hosted a BBQ with pupils from @berkhamstedgirls. The scorching June heat, summer hits, and delicious food made it a perfect day! 🎶

It was wonderful to see everyone dancing, singing their favourite songs, and showing off their best moves. 💃

Russell initiated this partnership to bring pupils and Sunnyside members together in a fun and beneficial way, giving pupils the chance to interact with charities and volunteers who inspire change. 🙌

The BBQ was an amazing opportunity to give back to Sunnyside trainees while instilling a strong sense of compassion and moral purpose in our pupils! 💖

#BerkhamstedSchool #SunnysideBBQ #Community

    To give back to the hardworking trainees from @sunnysiderural, Berkhamsted hosted our annual Sunnyside BBQ this summer! 🍔🌞

    Every week, our Maintenance Supervisor Russell Hatt welcomes a group of Sunnyside trainees who help maintain our school grounds by tidying, weeding, and planting flowers and shrubs, creating a relaxing and enchanting environment. 🌸🌿

    To thank the Sunnyside team and reinforce our School’s value of serving others, we hosted a BBQ with pupils from @berkhamstedgirls. The scorching June heat, summer hits, and delicious food made it a perfect day! 🎶

    It was wonderful to see everyone dancing, singing their favourite songs, and showing off their best moves. 💃

    Russell initiated this partnership to bring pupils and Sunnyside members together in a fun and beneficial way, giving pupils the chance to interact with charities and volunteers who inspire change. 🙌

    The BBQ was an amazing opportunity to give back to Sunnyside trainees while instilling a strong sense of compassion and moral purpose in our pupils! 💖

    #BerkhamstedSchool #SunnysideBBQ #Community

    🎙Tune in to our latest podcast episode featuring an inspiring story you shouldn’t miss!

Meet @oldberkhamstedians @_sarah_baharaki_ , who bravely fled Afghanistan in 2021 following the Taliban takeover. After relocating to the UK, Sarah connected with a Berkhamsted teacher who helped her obtain a scholarship at our School. Amidst the challenges of adjusting to a new life, she thrived academically and socially, excelling in Business, Economics, and Art.

Since graduating from Berkhamsted, Sarah has made her mark globally. She served as a UK Youth Delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women, became a Global Ambassador for @theirworldorg, and delivered the keynote address at the @unitednations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum in New York in April 2024.

Discover Sarah’s remarkable journey and how Berkhamsted played a pivotal role in her life. 

🎧Listen now to hear her full story! 
Comment ❤️and we’ll send you a link to the podcast.

    🎙Tune in to our latest podcast episode featuring an inspiring story you shouldn’t miss!

    Meet @oldberkhamstedians @_sarah_baharaki_ , who bravely fled Afghanistan in 2021 following the Taliban takeover. After relocating to the UK, Sarah connected with a Berkhamsted teacher who helped her obtain a scholarship at our School. Amidst the challenges of adjusting to a new life, she thrived academically and socially, excelling in Business, Economics, and Art.

    Since graduating from Berkhamsted, Sarah has made her mark globally. She served as a UK Youth Delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women, became a Global Ambassador for @theirworldorg, and delivered the keynote address at the @unitednations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum in New York in April 2024.

    Discover Sarah’s remarkable journey and how Berkhamsted played a pivotal role in her life.

    🎧Listen now to hear her full story!
    Comment ❤️and we’ll send you a link to the podcast.

    Concluding the school year with our annual House Service Day! 

Living up to our value of Serving Others, our pupils engaged in various activities to give back to the community.

🌟 Stephenson and Adders welcomed senior members of our community for afternoon tea at the Nash Harris Dining Hall, filled with music, chats, and bingo fun. 

🎶☕ Bees visited @sunnysiderural to help clear the grounds for their next planting phase. 

🌱💪 And pupils from Russell learned life-saving skills at the Knox Johnston swimming pool. 🏊‍♂️ 

An incredible end to an action-packed term! 

#BerkhamstedSchool #HouseServiceDay #SunnysideRuralTrust #LifeSavingSkills #TeamBerko

    Concluding the school year with our annual House Service Day!

    Living up to our value of Serving Others, our pupils engaged in various activities to give back to the community.

    🌟 Stephenson and Adders welcomed senior members of our community for afternoon tea at the Nash Harris Dining Hall, filled with music, chats, and bingo fun.

    🎶☕ Bees visited @sunnysiderural to help clear the grounds for their next planting phase.

    🌱💪 And pupils from Russell learned life-saving skills at the Knox Johnston swimming pool. 🏊‍♂️

    An incredible end to an action-packed term!

    #BerkhamstedSchool #HouseServiceDay #SunnysideRuralTrust #LifeSavingSkills #TeamBerko

    We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year Award for Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ).

We’re looking forward to finding out if we’ve won on 9 September.

@isotyawards #IndependentSchooloftheYearAward #teamberko #berkhamstedschool

    We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year Award for Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ).

    We’re looking forward to finding out if we’ve won on 9 September.

    @isotyawards #IndependentSchooloftheYearAward #teamberko #berkhamstedschool

    And that’s a wrap for another school year! 🎉

This week, our pupils continued their learning in a unique and exciting way during our extended curriculum week. 

They enjoyed a variety of activities, visits, and workshops, including:

🐾 A visit to Whipsnade Zoo 
🌍 Languages Day 
✈️ A visit to @DuxfordAirMuseum 
🏰 Exploring @Berkhamsted Castle and the trenches 
🏅 Sports Day 
🎓 Careers Workshop 
🏀 Sports coaching and umpiring workshop 
📰 Journalism workshop 
⛰️ @DukeofEdinburghaward expedition 
🎨📐 Art and maths workshop

Wishing all our families and staff a well-earned, restful summer break! ☀️🌴 

See you in September!

#BerkhamstedSchool 
#teamberko

    And that’s a wrap for another school year! 🎉

    This week, our pupils continued their learning in a unique and exciting way during our extended curriculum week.

    They enjoyed a variety of activities, visits, and workshops, including:

    🐾 A visit to Whipsnade Zoo
    🌍 Languages Day
    ✈️ A visit to @DuxfordAirMuseum
    🏰 Exploring @Berkhamsted Castle and the trenches
    🏅 Sports Day
    🎓 Careers Workshop
    🏀 Sports coaching and umpiring workshop
    📰 Journalism workshop
    ⛰️ @DukeofEdinburghaward expedition
    🎨📐 Art and maths workshop

    Wishing all our families and staff a well-earned, restful summer break! ☀️🌴

    See you in September!

    #BerkhamstedSchool
    #teamberko

    Chariots of fire theme for the final chapel of the year.

It was a pleasure to welcome Rev Canon Steve Coulson from @stmarkskennington and Club Chaplain of @surreycricket to address the congregation.

🏆 Who do you think won the Kings vs Castle relay race?

#teamberko
#berkhamstedschool
#chaplaincy

    Chariots of fire theme for the final chapel of the year.

    It was a pleasure to welcome Rev Canon Steve Coulson from @stmarkskennington and Club Chaplain of @surreycricket to address the congregation.

    🏆 Who do you think won the Kings vs Castle relay race?

    #teamberko
    #berkhamstedschool
    #chaplaincy

    🎓 As the academic year comes to a close, Berkhamsted prepares to welcome pupils transitioning into new schools within our group.

🙏 Last Thursday, our Chaplaincy Team, which offers pastoral support across all six schools, hosted a delightful tea and cake event in the School House Gardens. It was a wonderful opportunity for pupils and parents to connect.

☀️ The sun was shining, garden games were in full swing, and there was plenty of cake for everyone! 🌸🍰

#BerkhamstedSchool
#EndOfYear 
#PastoralCare
#GardenParty
#TeamBerko

    🎓 As the academic year comes to a close, Berkhamsted prepares to welcome pupils transitioning into new schools within our group.

    🙏 Last Thursday, our Chaplaincy Team, which offers pastoral support across all six schools, hosted a delightful tea and cake event in the School House Gardens. It was a wonderful opportunity for pupils and parents to connect.

    ☀️ The sun was shining, garden games were in full swing, and there was plenty of cake for everyone! 🌸🍰

    #BerkhamstedSchool
    #EndOfYear
    #PastoralCare
    #GardenParty
    #TeamBerko

    🎉This morning marked our first ever Junior Prefect training session for @berkhamstedgirls and @berkhamstedboys Schools! 

Our House Captains led the way, guiding our new Junior Prefects through leadership tasks and discussions. 

🌟 The engagement and involvement of our pupils were truly inspiring. 

Well done to everyone involved! 👏

#BerkhamstedSchool #Leadership #JuniorPrefects

    🎉This morning marked our first ever Junior Prefect training session for @berkhamstedgirls and @berkhamstedboys Schools!

    Our House Captains led the way, guiding our new Junior Prefects through leadership tasks and discussions.

    🌟 The engagement and involvement of our pupils were truly inspiring.

    Well done to everyone involved! 👏

    #BerkhamstedSchool #Leadership #JuniorPrefects

    🌟 Every day is a day for imaginative and creative play at @berkopreprep and @berkhamstedprep ! 🌟

Guided by the latest early years education research, play is an important part of every lesson. Through daily play, pupils learn how to collaborate, think creatively, and question the world around them. 

The early years are crucial for a child’s development, and at Berkhamsted, we’re building foundations that last a lifetime. Through play, our children navigate the world, boost their social skills, and enhance their cognitive abilities, helping to develop into remarkable adults. 

We were proud to join the @unitednations in celebrating the inaugural #internationaldayofplay, which showcased our dedication to offering the best opportunities for our children.

Throughout the day, pupils played games which were specially selected to encourage their collaboration, confidence, and critical thinking, each of which are essential for success in pupils’ later School life and future careers. Many of the games incorporated essential maths and English skills, from a wordle-style English game to a ‘hook-a-duck’ style maths game, preparing them for academic success throughout their time at School and beyond. 

We look forward to many more days of joyful discovery and learning, where imaginative and creative play continues to be at the heart of our children’s growth and development. 🌈🧩

    🌟 Every day is a day for imaginative and creative play at @berkopreprep and @berkhamstedprep ! 🌟

    Guided by the latest early years education research, play is an important part of every lesson. Through daily play, pupils learn how to collaborate, think creatively, and question the world around them.

    The early years are crucial for a child’s development, and at Berkhamsted, we’re building foundations that last a lifetime. Through play, our children navigate the world, boost their social skills, and enhance their cognitive abilities, helping to develop into remarkable adults.

    We were proud to join the @unitednations in celebrating the inaugural #internationaldayofplay, which showcased our dedication to offering the best opportunities for our children.

    Throughout the day, pupils played games which were specially selected to encourage their collaboration, confidence, and critical thinking, each of which are essential for success in pupils’ later School life and future careers. Many of the games incorporated essential maths and English skills, from a wordle-style English game to a ‘hook-a-duck’ style maths game, preparing them for academic success throughout their time at School and beyond.

    We look forward to many more days of joyful discovery and learning, where imaginative and creative play continues to be at the heart of our children’s growth and development. 🌈🧩