Girls Admissions

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

Why choose Berkhamsted Girls?

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.

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.

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).

Admissions Timetables

FULL ADMISSIONS TIMETABLE FOR 2020 ENTRY 

Registrations are open for September 2020 entries and beyond.

 

 

Open Events and Visits

We hold Open Events at Berkhamsted Girls 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 Events and opportunities to visit our School:

LEARN MORE 

It is also possible to visit the School at other times of year. If you’d like to visit Berkhamsted Girls, 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. Candidates will be asked to attend for an interview as well as sitting a written test. For 11+ entry, the assessments will include Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics papers as well as a dictation test. For 13+ entry, candidates will also sit Non-Verbal Reasoning and Foreign Language papers. 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.

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. Pupils will also be given the option of attending the School for an interview or doing an interview via Skype.

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

School Uniform.

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

BERKHAMSTED Girls 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 from your next term’s account.  When buying, the cost of any items purchased are added to the next 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.

 

Request a Prospectus

Please complete the short form to receive a copy.

Request a prospectus form