Pre-Prep Admissions

At Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, we ignite a passion for learning from the very beginning of an exceptional educational journey through our School

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Why choose Berkhamsted Pre-Prep?

Parents choose Berkhamsted Pre-Prep because it possesses a warm and nurturing family atmosphere without compromising on high standards of education and behaviour.

We give every child at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep the best possible start to their education.

A wealth of learning opportunities challenge our students, encouraging them to develop not only their knowledge but also the skills and aptitudes that will allow them to question, debate, collaborate and problem solve from a very young age.

Through our excellent pastoral care we encourage pupils to build positive relationships, learning to socialise and work with each other and teaching them that kindness and respect are qualities that are embraced and celebrated.

Pupils are taught that it is equally as important to learn to fail as well as to succeed. We 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 as they progress to Berkhamsted Prep.


How to apply

Prospective Berkhamsted Pre-Prep pupils may be registered for admission at any time after their birth and ideally a full year before the desired date of admission.

Registration takes place by completing the registration form that is included with the prospectus information pack and sending this along with a registration fee of £100 to:

The Admissions Manager
Overton House
131 High Street


Open Events and Visits

We hold Open Events at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep every Spring and Autumn, giving prospective parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School.

Discover the upcoming opportunities to visit our School:

Learn more

If you’d like to visit Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, please contact our Central Admissions Office to discuss arranging a tour.

Book a visit online or call Admissions on 01442 358001.

Entry requirements

Entry to Berkhamsted Pre-Prep is usually into our School Nursery year, Stepping Stones (3+). It is expected that children will have the necessary social and developmental skills to be able to access the Early Years curriculum. This will be assessed during a meeting with the Headteacher (including those from Berkhamsted Day Nursery).

For those seeking admission within Key Stage One at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 1), we would expect children to have the necessary social and developmental skills to be able to access the curriculum provision for EYFS and early Key Stage One. Informal age appropriate assessments will be arranged if spaces are available.  Reference will be made to previous assessments and school reports for children seeking entrance at 5+ (Year 1).

For those seeking admission at 6+ (Year 2), children will be invited to attend an informal assessment day at the Pre-Prep. The assessment day will be made up as follows:

  • Tests in English and Mathematics which are designed to be appropriate for children working within the National Curriculum programmes of study for Key Stage 1.

A progress report from your child’s current school will be requested before places are formally allocated.

School uniform

The full school uniform and sports kit list for Berkhamsted Pre-Prep can be found below.

Nursery, Stepping Stones and Reception

Year 1 and Year 2

The School Uniform Shop is located on the Ground Floor of the Beeches Building of Berkhamsted Prep. Parking is available onsite, accessed via Doctors Commons Road.

The shop sells a limited stock of Schoolblazer items but does have a wide selection of samples available in a variety of sizes to try before you buy if you require. In addition the shop stocks second hand uniform which enables parents to buy & sell items of School uniform that have been previously used which are still in good condition.

Open every Tuesday during term time 14:00 – 17:00.


Request a Prospectus

Please complete the short form to receive a copy.

Request a prospectus form