Year 9 Admissions 2025



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Registrations for Year 9 September 2025 are now closed. 

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


Following Registration:


Assessments and Interviews


November 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.

Entry Assessment

We will be inviting all registered applicants to a Holistic Assessment Day on Wednesday 1 November 2023 between 09:00 – 16:45. 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:

  • our entrance assessment (an online English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test)
  • an interview
  • a practical leadership exercise at our high ropes course
  • an academic discussion
  • a problem-solving exercise
  • a sporting activity
  • drama

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 2023

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 2023

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 9 entry 2025

  • Tuesday 14 November– Music Scholarship Assessment
  • Thursday 16 November – Drama Scholarship Assessment
  • Monday 20 November – Sport Scholarship Assessment
  • November/December  – Academic Scholarship Interviews
    • You will be contacted following the entry assessment if your child is being invited to sit the Academic Scholarship

Assessment and Scholarship Results and Acceptances


December 2023

Wednesday 13 December – Assessment and Scholarship result letters emailed to families

January 2024

Monday 8 January 2024 – Deadline for acceptance of place sent to Admissions

Key dates for new starters

If successful

April 2025

New Boys’ Evening (Senior School)

June 2025

Setting examinations

September 2025

New Pupils’ Induction Day
New pupils start at Berkhamsted

Assessments and interviews for pupils who expressed interest after application deadline

November 2024

Dates to be confirmed – Assessments and interviews for pupils who expressed interest after application deadline on ‘Headteacher’s list’, subject to there being places available

December 2024

Offers made to pupils assessed from Headteacher’s list

January 2025

Acceptance deadline for offers made to pupils on Headteacher’s list


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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