Year 7 Admissions 2025



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


  • Virtual Event as an introduction to Berkhamsted Schools Group and Berkhamsted Boys – Thursday 13 June 18:30
  • Leap into Summer – Explore our Outdoor Education centre and meet the Senior Team – Saturday 15 June 14:00
  • Sports Open Tour – Explore our sports facilities and meet the Heads of Sports – Thursday 12 September 17:00
  • Berkhamsted Boys Open Event – Friday 20 September – Afternoon tour times

Click here for details of dates and how to book your place

Places are limited at all events so we suggest early booking is advisable. 


DEADLINE for Registration and Scholarship Applications

for Year 7 2025 is Wednesday 25 September 2024 at 17:00


Please click here to complete the form to register for Berkhamsted Boys Year 7 2025

Please click here to find out more about our Scholarships and make your application for 2025

Registrations for Year 7 2024 are now closed. 

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

Following Registration:


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 2025 will be required to take the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Test ideally at the pupil’s current school.  These will be held from Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2024.

On Tuesday 8 October at 12:00 noon we will invite those whose scores indicate that they will be able to cope with our curriculum to a Holistic Assessment Day which is to be held on Saturday 12 October. We will be involving more than half our teaching staff on this date and therefore will not be able to organise a reserve date.  

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

Wednesday 25 September – Deadline for Applications

Deadline for Scholarship applications
Please be aware that students should be registered for entry to the school when applying for a scholarship


Monday 4 November – Deadline for Additional means-tested funding

Deadline for return of applications for additional means-tested funding **

** (additional means tested funding is only awarded in conjunction with a scholarship)


Tuesday 21 October at 12:00 noon – Invites to Scholarship Assessments

Scholarship Assessment invitations will be sent to those who have been successful in their Scholarship application


Scholarship Assessments for Year 7 2025 entry

Monday 11 November – Sports Scholarship Assessment

Tuesday 12 November – Music Scholarship Assessment

Friday 15 November – Drama Scholarship Assessment

Offers and Acceptances


Wednesday 4 December 2024 at 10:00 – Assessment & Scholarship Results

Assessment and Scholarship result letters will be emailed to families


Monday 3 March 2025 by 17:00 – Acceptance Deadline

Deadline for acceptance of place sent to Admissions.  If you fail to complete the Acceptance Form and make an Acceptance Deposit payment by this date the offer will be withdrawn and the place re-allocated. 

Key dates for new starters

April 2025

New Boys’ Evening (Senior School)

June 2025

New Pupils’ Induction Day 1 (Senior School)

September 2025

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. 2025 and 2026 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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