Year 7 Admissions 2024
Registrations for Year 7 September 2024 are now closed.
Please contact our Admissions department for information on our continued interest list for out of year applications.
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.
Parents will be informed on Monday 16 October at 14:00 if their son is being invited to the Holistic Assessment Day.
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
Monday 13 November – Sport Scholarship Assessment
Tuesday 14 November – Music Scholarship Assessment
Friday 17 November – Drama Scholarship Assessment
Offers and Acceptances
Wednesday 6 December 2023
Assessment and Scholarship result letters emailed to families
Friday 1 March 2024
Deadline for acceptance of place sent to Admissions
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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