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Co-educational independent day school for pupils aged 3-7

Berkhamsted Pre-Prep places each child at the centre of everything we do. Wellbeing is our first priority, and providing a high level of nurture and care is our primary focus

Karen O’Connor welcomes you to Berkhamsted Pre-Prep

Every decision is aimed at offering the very best of a modern, excellent education and igniting a passion for learning from the very beginning of an exceptional educational journey through our school.

Berkhamsted Pre-Prep places each child at the centre of everything we do. Wellbeing is our first priority, and providing a high level of nurture and care is our primary focus

Our team are skilled professionals who have an in-depth understanding of early child development. At Pre-Prep we aim high to give children the best possible start to their education. Learning opportunities are planned to provide challenge, developing not only knowledge but also the skills and aptitudes that allow our children to question, debate, collaborate and problem solve from a very young age.

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Children are taught to recognise failure as the key to success and school is a safe space where mistakes are key to acquiring mastery. Our hope is to encourage their natural curiosity and passion for learning, laying the foundations that will allow them to make the most of the opportunities available to them.

The latest ISI inspection of Berkhamsted Day Nursery and Pre-Prep in June 2016 captures our philosophy perfectly: “Outcomes for children are outstanding. All children make excellent, continuous progress in relation to their individual starting points and capabilities due to the nurturing and supportive environment that recognises each child as an individual. ”

We strive to build positive relationships where children learn to socialise and work with each other and where kindness and respect are qualities that are celebrated and embraced. Our excellent pastoral care gives our school a family feel where children learn the importance of serving others and the importance of being part of a community where everyone is valued.

I warmly welcome you to visit our school, to see for yourself the innovative and all-rounded provision we have on offer here at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep.

Karen O’Connor BA PGCE NPQH
Headteacher of Berkhamsted Pre-Prep

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Our Values and Aims

Berkhamsted School life is driven by our community held values. All of our values and aims are shared by the Berkhamsted family of schools.

  • Aim high with integrity
  • Be adventurous
  • Serve others

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BerkoPrePrep · Nov 24

In Year 2 we have seen lots of imagination, collaboration and perseverance on display during our Rainforest Day! https://t.co/XlSQzAp2GG

BerkoPrePrep · Nov 20

Reception love to 'aim high' with their maths! https://t.co/HK5SiitBh4

BerkoPrePrep · Nov 13

A lovely day for hot chocolate around the campfire! https://t.co/JqkvsuJWZq

BerkoPrePrep · Nov 13

Stepping Stones exploring our woodland during their first forest school session. https://t.co/2xbg3X0fJ3

BerkoPrePrep · Oct 22

Reception have had a special day enjoying all things Autumn. https://t.co/xKBMs9z356

BerkoPrePrep · Oct 14

Nature is our stage for our exciting new adventure! Watch this space... https://t.co/24M4597u1B

BerkoPrePrep · Oct 2

The children in Reception just love to see their wonderful work on display. https://t.co/IS9Vyzv8IK

BerkoPrePrep · Sep 25

Reception thoroughly enjoyed the variety of Owl Babies activities this week. https://t.co/DNLy3nVslP

BerkoPrePrep · Sep 24

“Shiver me Timbers!” Stepping Stones enjoying Pirate Week with all their new friends. https://t.co/LbKDfavErk

BerkoPrePrep · Sep 18

Reception enjoyed the September sunshine after a busy and exciting week! https://t.co/2zxI9FM5iU

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