Head's Welcome

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The diamond structure of Berkhamsted School enables girls to flourish academically in a single-sex classroom environment while at the same time allowing them to experience numerous co-educational activities, events and trips.

At Berkhamsted your daughter will be encouraged to become actively involved in our wide-ranging extra-curricular programme as we believe it is the skills and abilities they develop outside the classroom that enhance the academic qualifications they achieve.

All girls from Years 7 to 11 are taught on Kings Campus and belong to one of the seven vertically structured Houses. The Heads of Houses and their tutor teams support and monitor the girls’ progress through the School, working with them, their teachers and parents. We believe a strong pastoral system is key to enabling the girls to fulfil their academic potential and it supports them through the challenges they face as they progress through their teenage years.

Your daughter will be encouraged to be ambitious, secure in the knowledge that she has the skills, ability, talent and support to achieve anything she sets her mind to – as William Butler Yeats said ‘education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire’. Girls are encouraged to set targets that are realistic and achievable and work towards them with energy and determination. Our aim is to prepare our pupils for life beyond school by nurturing their talents and self-esteem so they become proactive, confident, caring and resilient young women.

This website will give you some insights into life at Berkhamsted Girls, but the best way to gain a better understanding would be to visit King Campus. We look forward to welcoming you and your daughter.

Liz Richardson BA

Headteacher of Berkhamsted Girls

A girls’ independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-16

The overall management of the school, along with Berkhamsted Day Nursery, Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, Berkhamsted Prep, Heatherton, Berkhamsted Boys, Berkhamsted Sixth is under the leadership of the Principal of the Berkhamsted Schools Group.

Our aim is to prepare every Berkhamsted Girls pupil for her future by nurturing her talents and self-esteem, enabling her to flourish both in the classroom and in her co-curricular activities.

We develop proactive, confident, compassionate and resilient young women.


Our Facilities

Berkhamsted Girls is located on both our Kings Campus, with students enjoying access to superb facilities across both sites.

Pupils at Berkhamsted Girls benefit from modern dining facilities, a library, a chapel, science labs, art and design technology, drama and music facilities, plus access to extensive sporting facilities.

Kings Campus is the site of our well-equipped 500-seat Centenary Theatre, which hosts professional music and drama productions throughout the school year.

The Knox-Johnston Sports Centre, which features a 25m heated swimming pool, sports hall and fitness suite, is located adjacent to Kings Campus.

Pupils at Berkhamsted Girls also have access to extensive playing fields covering over 40 acres, a 3G floodlit astroturf Lacrosse pitch, a sports hall, an athletics track, all-weather tennis courts, Eton Fives courts, two fitness rooms and a well-equipped strength and conditioning suite.

The most recent addition to our Kings Campus is the Nash-Harris Building. The building benefits from fully equipped modern classrooms and laboratories, a spacious dining hall and a second floor ‘floating’ chapel with a stained glass window that forms the focal point of the building.

Castle Campus is the site of our historic Old Hall, the first building of Berkhamsted School which was completed in 1544. The School Chapel on Castle is late nineteenth century and Deans’ Hall early twentieth century.

Our Values and Aims

Our values and aims are shared by the Berkhamsted family of schools.

School values