Year 7 Admissions 2024
Join us at a number of events as you discover Berkhamsted Boys
Join us at our virtual events to find out more about Berkhamsted Boys
Join us in June 2023 for September 2024 entry.
Please book for our upcoming on-site events:
Berkhamsted Boys Open Event – Friday 22nd September – PM
Details of how to book for our 2023 Open Event will be available shortly.
We recommend attending these events as early as Year 4 in order to complete all the open events we have available throughout the admissions journey.
Registration Deadline – Wednesday 27th September 2023
Please contact our Admissions department for information on our continued interest list for out of year applications.
Assessments – 9 – 13 October 2023
We set entry examinations for all children wishing to enter our Senior Schools to ascertain whether they can reach the academic standards we set.
A reference from the pupil’s current school is also required.
Year 7 entry test
Candidates seeking 11+ entry to Berkhamsted Boys in September 2024 will be required to take the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Test ideally at the pupil’s current school between Monday 9 and Friday 13 October.
We will invite those whose scores indicate that they will be able to cope with our curriculum to a Holistic Assessment Day on Wednesday 18 October 2023 between 09:00 – 16:15. We will be involving more than half our teaching staff on this date and therefore will not be able to organise a reserve date. Those not invited will be informed on Monday 16 October.
The Holistic Assessment Day will be like a day in the life of a Senior School pupil and will include:
- an interview
- a practical leadership exercise at our high ropes course
- an academic discussion
- a problem-solving exercise
- a sporting activity
- a creative writing opportunity
Every element of the day will be observed and assessed, and we will use the observations and assessments to seek to offer places to pupils who will benefit most from our ambitious, adventurous and busy curriculum.
Monday 9 October
Deadline for Scholarship applications
Please be aware that students should be registered for entry to the school when applying for a scholarship
Monday 6 November
Deadline for return of applications for additional means-tested funding **
** (additional means tested funding is only awarded in conjunction with a scholarship)
Scholarship Assessments for Year 7 entry
Specific dates in November 2023 to be confirmed.
- November – Sport Scholarship Assessment
- November – Music Scholarship Assessment
- November – Drama Scholarship Assessment
- November – Academic Scholarship Interviews
- You will be contacted following the entry assessment if your child is being invited to sit the Academic Scholarship
Offers and Acceptances
Wednesday 6 December 2023
Assessment and Scholarship result letters emailed to families
Deadline for acceptance of place sent to Admissions – date to be confirmed
Key dates for new starters
New Boys’ Evening (Senior School)
New Pupils’ Induction Day 1 (Senior School)
New pupils start at Berkhamsted
We advise visiting Berkhamsted at one of our on-site Open Events in the first instance. For families looking for entry in the next two years (i.e. 2024 and 2025 entry), we can offer group and individual tours of our school sites.
To book a place on a personal tour please complete the form below and our Admissions team will be in touch in due course to make arrangements.
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