At Berkhamsted Girls we encourage every pupil to be ambitious, secure in the knowledge that she has the skills, ability, talent and support to achieve anything she sets her mind to
At Berkhamsted Girls, we aim to develop remarkable people. Whilst we maintain a strong academic focus so that every child fulfils their potential in terms of qualifications, we believe that opportunities beyond the curriculum as just as important for the development of our young people.
In our ‘diamond’ teaching structure, girls are taught in small, single-sex academic lessons – which we believe enables girls to flourish academically in the classroom environment with a focussed approach to learning.
Girls participate in numerous co-educational activities, events and trips with pupils from Berkhamsted Boys allowing them to enjoy the social benefits of interacting with one another as well as learning how to collaborate and work together effectively.
We offer an extensive extra-curricular programme as we believe the skills and abilities pupils develop beyond the classroom are equally as important as academic achievements. Our approach supports our students’ development into adventurous, confident and resilient young women ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie before them.
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.
You can register by completing the UK 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).
International applicants should complete the Registration Form (International).
At present we are unable to offer tours of the School sites, and our regular Open Events have changed in format to offer a virtual opportunity to find out more about Berkhamsted Girls. We are holding introductory webinars in the summer and will be offering the opportunity to join a virtual open event in September 2020 giving prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School.
Discover our next virtual Open Events:
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 BOOK A VISIT or call Admissions on 01442 358001.
We set entry examinations for all children wishing to enter our Senior Schools to ascertain whether they can reach the academic standards we set.
Candidates will be asked to attend for an interview as well as sitting a test. A reference from the pupil’s current school is also required.
Our main intake at Berkhamsted Girls is for Year 7, but we welcome applications for Year 9 although the number of places is subject to availability.
Year 7 entry test
Candidates seeking 11+ entry to Berkhamsted Girls in September 2021 and beyond will be required to take the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Test.
Year 9 entry test
13+ entry assessments will include Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics papers as well as a dictation test. Candidates will also sit a Non-Verbal Reasoning and Foreign Language papers.
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. Pupils will also be given the option of attending the School for an interview or doing an interview via Skype.
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.
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.