Although the majority of pupils attending Berkhamsted are day pupils, we offer excellent boarding facilities for pupils aged 11-18
We place great importance on the benefits that young people gain from their experience of living in a community. We aim to create an environment for boys and girls in which their happiness is key.
Berkhamsted has two boarding houses, St John’s for girls and Incents for boys. Both are located in Chesham Road within a few minutes’ walk of both Senior School Campuses and the town centre.
The girls’ boarding house, St John’s, has study bedrooms for senior girls. All bedrooms are furnished and decorated to a high standard and many are en suite. There are two common rooms, kitchen facilities and large gardens.
The boys’ accommodation, Incents, includes twin bedrooms for junior boys and study bedrooms for senior boys, some of which have en suite facilities. As with the girls’ house, all rooms are furnished and decorated to a high standard. The house also has two common rooms, kitchen facilities and a games room. Gardens are shared with St John’s.
Dining facilities allow boys and girls to meet together and all pupils have access to the excellent sports facilities of the Senior School. Computers and Wi-Fi internet access are available in both boarding houses and house outings are arranged on a regular basis. Boarders can also use their free private membership at the Knox-Johnston Sports Centre, which offers a fitness suite, sports hall and 25m swimming pool. Here, pupils can take part in any of the classes, ranging from aqua aerobics to pilates.
In addition to full time boarding for older students, weekly boarding is offered to pupils in Year 9 and above and flexible or occasional boarding to pupils in Year 7 and above.