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 girl 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 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 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 submitting the registration form on the link below along with a registration fee.
At present, our regular Open Events have changed in format to offer a virtual opportunity to find out more about Berkhamsted Girls. We will be holding a Virtual Open Event on 30 June 2021, giving prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School, alongside on site tours of the School that we hope to hold in the near future.
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 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 Headteacher of Berkhamsted Girls or a Senior Head of House is scheduled ahead of the entry assessment. A reference from the pupil’s current school will be required.
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 (for all day students)
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 will be 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 Girls school consists of a navy blue, single-breasted blazer with the school crest, a white shirt, school tie and a navy v-neck jumper. Girls wear a kilt or 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 shop 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.