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Co-educational independent day school for pupils aged 7-11

We are a supportive, family community which fosters a strong sense of belonging. Being a pupil here is a unique experience; every one of our pupils is treated as an individual

Jamie Hornshaw welcomes you to Berkhamsted Prep

Berkhamsted Prep School is part of a supportive, family community which fosters a strong sense of belonging.

Being a pupil here is a unique experience; everyone is treated as an individual and our child-centred approach to education ensures they develop a natural curiosity and thirst for learning.

Your son or daughter will benefit immensely from being part of a school that is recognised as providing a high quality educational experience for its pupils; where they achieve their best because of their extremely positive and ‘can do’ attitude to school.


The exemplary pastoral care from our dedicated team of staff means your child will feel happy, secure and well cared for. In every year group, the learning experiences include a healthy combination of teaching approaches led by the child’s class teacher or by inspirational subject specialists in modern and well equipped facilities.

Whatever your child’s interests or abilities may be, they are encouraged to believe that anything is possible through diligence and perseverance. Opportunities abound here, whether academic, creative, spiritual, social, physical or otherwise. Children leave the Preparatory School full of self-confidence, having developed the courage to discover themselves and most importantly, to be the best they can.

The positive relationship between your child, the school and home is vital. In partnership together, we enable all of our children to possess the independence, skills and knowledge required to equip them for life at Senior School.

Come and discover our school for yourselves; I look forward to welcoming you!

Mr Jamie Hornshaw, BEd (Hons), MEd, NPQH, FInstLM

Headteacher of Berkhamsted Prep


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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Pre-Prep / Prep



Berkhamsted Prep · Jan 20

Food technology in Years 5 & 6 continues on the timetable. Here is Anna’s take on a Year 6 Chicken Tikka. #teamberko

Berkhamsted Prep · Jan 19

Year 6 Art - observational drawing by our talented artist, Isla. What a fabulous piece of work! #teamberko

Berkhamsted Prep · Jan 18

Individual music lessons are also continuing during lockdown. @BerkSch_Music #teamberko

Berkhamsted Prep · Jan 18

Delicious pizzas made by Carys in Year 5 food technology! Which is your favourite?! #teamberko

Berkhamsted Prep · Jan 15

Harry made a cross number puzzle in his Year 4 maths lesson, persevering until he got it right! #teamberko

Berkhamsted Prep · Jan 12

Remote learning - Flora has been keeping herself busy with some extra art project work. #teamberko

Berkhamsted Prep · Jan 11

Week 2 of remote learning has begun and there appears to be a feline theme in the air! #teamberko

Berkhamsted Prep · Jan 8

Remote learning activities have been fun this week! #teamberko

Berkhamsted Prep · Jan 7

Lovely collages of work showing pieces created by Year 3 in their remote art lessons today. #teamberko

Berkhamsted Prep · Jan 7

Story time during remote learning is a great way to relax, and not just for the children it seems! #teamberko

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