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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 using the link below along with a registration fee of £100:


Virtual Open Events

At present, our regular Open Events have changed in format to offer a virtual opportunity to find out more about Berkhamsted Prep. We will be holding a Virtual Open Event in early 2021, giving prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School, alongside on site tours of the School that we hope to hold in the near future.

Discover our next virtual Open Events

If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list to remain in touch so we can keep you updated as to when we are able to welcome families on-site again please complete the form or call Admissions on 01442 358001 who will be happy to assist.

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 mid October
  • 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.

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:

Learn more

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 this short form to receive a copy:

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