Year 9 Admissions 2026



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 9 2026 is Wednesday 25 September 2024 at 17:00


Please click here to complete the form to register for Berkhamsted Boys Year 9 2026

Please click here to find out more about our Scholarships and make your application for 2026


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 2024

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. All registered children will be invited to sit the Berkhamsted Entrance Assessment (an online English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test) on Friday 8 November 2024 at Berkhamsted Boys Castle Campus.

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 Saturday 16 November 2024 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:

  • 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


Wednesday 25 September – 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 19 November – Invites to Scholarship Assessments sent at 12:00

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


Scholarship Assessments for Year 9 2026 entry

Friday 22 November – Drama Scholarship Assessment

Monday 25 November – Sports Scholarship Assessment

Tuesday 29 November – Music Scholarship Assessment

Academic Scholarships will be offered based on Entrance Assessment results

Assessment and Scholarship Results and Acceptances


Wednesday 11 December 2024 at 10:00 – Assessment & Scholarship results

Assessment and Scholarship result letters emailed to families


Monday 6 January 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 2026

New Boys’ Evening (Senior School)

June 2026

Setting examinations

September 2026

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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