Prep Admissons

At Berkhamsted Prep, we encourage our pupils to grow in self-confidence, having developed the courage to discover themselves and most importantly, to be the best they can

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Why choose Berkhamsted Prep?

Berkhamsted Prep is part of a supportive community which fosters a strong sense of belonging in every pupil.

We provide a high quality educational experience for our pupils, enabling them to achieve their best. Our exceptional pastoral care means your child will feel happy and secure, with a learning experience tailored to their needs.

Wherever your child’s interests or abilities lie, they are encouraged to believe that anything is possible through diligence and perseverance.

Our pupils leave us equipped with the independence, skills and knowledge required to equip them for life at Senior School.

How to apply

Prospective Berkhamsted 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 Prep every Autumn and Spring, which give prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School.

Discover the upcoming opportunities to visit our School:

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

Book a visit online or call Admissions on 01442 358001.

Entry Requirements

We will invite all children seeking admission to Berkhamsted Prep from 7+ (Year 3) to attend appropriate entry assessments (excluding those children currently attending Berkhamsted Pre-Prep). The entrance assessment at 7+ to 10+ for entry to Berkhamsted Prep is made up as follows:

  • A morning of tests in English and Mathematics which take place in November and March
  • A group interview with the Head and/or Deputy Head

The tests are age-standardised and are appropriate for children working through the National Curriculum programmes of study in Key Stage 2.

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

Scholarships and Awards

We award Scholarships and Awards on merit to pupils whom we wish to attract to Berkhamsted because of the contribution they are able to make to school life.

The Scholarship value is usually 10% of the tuition fees and higher awards may be given. Exhibitions may also be awarded for music and drama. Further details are available in the INFORMATION BOOKLET 

All awards may be varied at the absolute discretion of the Principal.

Where there is a demonstrated need, additional means-tested funding may be available to those awarded Scholarships.


School Uniform

The full school uniform and sports kit list for Berkhamsted Prep can be found below:

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School Uniform Suppliers

Schoolblazer – new uniform and sports kit for Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, Berkhamsted Prep, Berkhamsted Girls, Berkhamsted Boys and Berkhamsted Sixth. Schoolblazer also runs a service at Berkhamsted School where parents can book an appointment to enable their children to try on items of uniform. The Schoolblazer office is located on the Ground Floor of 6 Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3AA.

Please email if you wish to book an appointment.

Second Hand Shops

The School Second Hand Shop is located at 26 Castle Street, Berkhamsted. The Shop is run by volunteers and enables parents to sell items of uniform that their child can no longer use but are still in good condition. Proceeds of any items sold – minus a small contribution to School funds – are returned to parents via the School accounts system.

Opening Times

Tuesdays (term-time only) 14:00 – 17:00


Contributing stock
Before you bring any uniform to the Shop, please ensure it is spotlessly clean with all the buttons etc. attached.  Please attach a slip with your child’s name and year group to enable it to be processed correctly.

The shop stocks uniform bought from Schoolblazer and is no longer accepting white shirts/blouses, grey trousers, navy jumpers or Prep blazers with sewn on badges.  The Shop is also no longer accepting or selling second-hand swim wear unless it is brand new and with the tags on.

The Shop is now stocking a limited amount of NEW Schoolblazer kit, at Schoolblazer prices.  These items include hoodies, games socks, ties, swim hats, rugby shirts, rugby shorts, girls running shorts and swim wear.

Due to a recent logo change we are selling second hand items featuring the old logo for a limited period only.  Items school uniform with the new logo will be available through School Blazer from the end June 2018.


All second hand items are priced at 50% (or less) of Schoolblazer prices.

When selling, proceeds of any items sold are deducted from your next term’s account.  When buying, the cost of any items purchased are added to the next term’s account, fully itemised so they can be identified easily.

If items are unsold after two years or not fit for sale, we will pass them onto charities for use overseas.


Request a Prospectus

Please complete this short form to receive a copy:

Request a prospectus form