Joining Berkhamsted Pre-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 submitting the registration form using the link below along with a registration fee.

Please note that the entry point at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep is Stepping Stones – our nursery class at 3+ years.  Applications for Reception (4 years) are subject to places being available.


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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.