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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 · Jul 2

Our new outdoor areas are improving our playground spaces, according to Year 4’s environmental survey.

Berkhamsted Prep · Jul 1

Year 5 using QR codes today at Chesham Fields.

Berkhamsted Prep · Jul 1

Year 4 learn how to live a Viking life!

Berkhamsted Prep · Jun 30

A memorable Prize Day yesterday with @MarkFosterSwim delivering an inspiring speech to pupils and parents.

Berkhamsted Prep · Jun 27

Year 3 had an incredible Egyptian day today!

Berkhamsted Prep · Jun 27

4D and 4G arrive at College Lake Nature reserve.

Berkhamsted Prep · Jun 25

Enrichment activities continue for Year 6 today with dance fitness and fun with art.

Berkhamsted Prep · Jun 25

Year 4 are at College Lake, managing to avoid the rain, while studying a variety of habitats.

Berkhamsted Prep · Jun 24

Congratulations to the U11 Cricket team who won the @BerkoSport 6-a-side tournament today. Well done all! #teamberko

Berkhamsted Prep · Jun 23

Final preparations for our choirs at Proms in the Quad ⁦@BerkSch_Music⁩

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