Year 7 Admissions 2024

Join us at a number of events as you discover Berkhamsted Boys


Virtual Events

Join us at our upcoming events to find out more about Berkhamsted Boys

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Registration Deadline – Wednesday 27th September 2023


Please contact our Admissions department for information on our continued interest list for out of year applications.



Following registration

Assessments – 9 – 13 October 2023


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.

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
  • drama
  • 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.

Scholarship Dates


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

March 2024

Deadline for acceptance of place sent to Admissions – date to be confirmed

Key dates for new starters

If successful

April 2024

New Boys’ Evening (Senior School)

June 2024

New Pupils’ Induction Day 1 (Senior School)

September 2024

New pupils start at Berkhamsted



Personal Tours

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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School Journey

Day Nursery

The perfect environment for very young children to take their first steps into the wider world.

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Day Nursery

Age 0 – 3 Co-Ed

Each and every child is at the centre of everything we do.

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Age 3 – 7 Co-Ed

A supportive, family community which fosters a strong sense of belonging.

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Age 7 – 11 Co-Ed

Our role is to inspire, support and foster a love of learning.

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Age 3 – 4 Co-Ed Nursery
4 – 11 Girls

Exceptional single-sex classroom education with co-educational opportunities for boys.

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Age 11 – 16
Day & Boarding

Where girls flourish academically while allowing them to experience co-educational opportunities.

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Age 11 – 16
Day & Boarding

A dynamic and diverse community that offers a stimulating and supportive environment.

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Age 16 – 18 Co-Ed
Day & Boarding