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International Students

Berkhamsted Senior Schools and Sixth welcome applications from overseas students from a range of countries to join our community of boarders


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Studying at Berkhamsted was the turning point of my life. I love boarding life... we study together, have fun together and care about each other.

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- Incents Boarder from Hong Kong

Academic Excellence

Berkhamsted prides itself on a consistently high academic performance. Six of our students secured a place at Oxford or Cambridge in 2017 and 79 students achieved ABB or better.

Students at Berkhamsted achieved more A* grades in 2017 than any other year, earning many places at the top universities in the UK.

Academic results

Oxbridge places


Berkhamsted School has around 50 full boarding students who are predominately from  overseas.

The School has two boarding houses, St John’s for girls and Incents for boys. Both are located within a few minutes’ walk of both Senior School campuses and the town centre.

All bedrooms are furnished and decorated to a high standard and many are en-suite. There are two common rooms, kitchen facilities and large gardens.

Entry Requirements

Although the majority of pupils attending Berkhamsted are day pupils, we also offer the facility to board.

The majority of our overseas students enter at Sixth Form level (aged 16).

Berkhamsted Boys may consider applications from international students aged 13 (entering at Year 9) and aged 14 (entering at Year 10) to study at GCSE level. Berkhamsted Sixth may consider applications from international boys and girls aged 16 (entering at Year 12) to study for two years and completing A-Levels.

All overseas applicants, once registered, are required to sit entrance tests in English and Mathematics (each one hour duration), and for those entering at GCSE level will also be required to take a Non-Verbal Reasoning paper. At Sixth, students may be requested to sit additional papers for their chosen subjects. Entrance tests are to be sat under exam conditions at their current school or through a recognised partner agent.

An interview and a reference from the student’s current school is also required as part of the process.

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Berkhamsted is a beautiful market town set in the Hertfordshire countryside, just 30 minutes from Central London by rail – and the multitude of world class universities located there – and 36 minutes from Heathrow Airport.