Jamie Hornshaw welcomes you to Berkhamsted Prep

Being a pupil here is a unique experience; every one of our pupils is treated as an individual.

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

Headteacher of 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.”

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

Jamie’s Biography

Jamie Hornshaw is the Headteacher of Berkhamsted Preparatory School. After attending Borden Grammar School in Kent, Jamie completed his Bachelors degree at the University of Plymouth and attained his Masters at the University of Buckingham. He has spent his entire career in the Independent Sector and was Deputy Headmaster at Brentwood Preparatory School before moving to live abroad when he took up the post of Headmaster of The British School of Paris Junior School in France. This is a large British Overseas school at which Jamie was responsible for opening a £16m purpose-built campus having merged two junior schools together. He has served on the membership committee of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS), has experience as a Governor of a large Independent School Foundation and as an Executive Coach. Jamie is especially passionate about hockey and has umpired at National Level.

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Value added is the name of the game: most enter the nursery at national standard, but by year 6 the vast majority are well beyond it, with many of them significantly above.

Pupils develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and resilience to a mature level, encouraged by the school’s focus on perseverance.

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