Head's Welcome

scroll down

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

A co-educational independent day school for pupils aged 7-11

The overall management of the school, along with Berkhamsted Day Nursery, Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, Heatherton, Berkhamsted Boys, Berkhamsted Girls, Berkhamsted Sixth is under the leadership of the Principal of the Berkhamsted Schools Group.

An education at Berkhamsted Prep is a unique experience, with every pupil treated as an individual.

We offer a supportive family community which fosters a strong sense of belonging in every student, developing self-confidence, resilience and ambition.


Students at Berkhamsted Prep benefit from access to superb facilities which cater exclusively to Key Stage Two education.

Prep facilities include specialist areas for teaching Music, French, Science, ICT and Design Technology, alongside the well-equipped 500-seat Centenary Theatre on our Kings Campus, which hosts professional music and drama productions throughout the school year.

Sports facilities for Prep students include a tennis court, an outdoor teaching area and three Eton Fives Courts, plus access to the 25m indoor heated swimming pool and sports hall at the Knox-Johnston Sports Centre and extensive playing fields covering over 40 acres, including the School’s own Haslam Field.


Our Values and Aims

Our values and aims are shared by the Berkhamsted family of schools.

School values