We are sorry that we are unable to welcome you on site at this time but we are hoping to hold our new pupil day on site on Friday 4 September, in the meantime we would like to provide some videos of life at the Prep which we hope will help you to prepare for your start at the School. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at Prep@berkhamsted.com.
We hope to be able to welcome you on site soon.
An introduction and tour from our Headteacher, providing an insight into what you can expect when you join in September
Music is an important part of life at Berkhamsted Prep. Nearly 50% of our pupils enjoy the opportunity to learn an instrument and many sing with a choir. As a registered centre for the Associated Royal School of Music the pupils are able to take examinations on site; and the Prep also offers Trinity and RockSchool syllabuses. In Year 4 the children take part in a music carousel programme which allows each pupil to trial at least 2 instruments – a way of trying before they commit to learning. In addition there are regular performances each term which help with the children to build confidence and enjoying learning outside of the classroom
All our pupils take part in LAMDA lessons – helping them to build self-confidence and the opportunity to ‘be adventurous’ and for many step outside their comfort zone on stage. The pupils take LAMDA examinations each year – with our cohort in 2019 achieving 100% distinctions in both Year 4 and Year 6 (we are eagerly awaiting results for Year 3/Year 5).
In Year 4 the pupils put on a drama performance for families and in Year 6 the pupils have the chance to participate in a final performance and take to the stage of our 500 seat Centenary Theatre on Kings Campus
Prep pupils are encouraged to learn a language and the pupils participate in French lessons each week from Year 3.
Every child from Year 3 has the chance to participate in a wide range of sports and represent the school at a local or even national competition.
The School values continue through our whole group from Pre-Prep to Sixth. This video provides a glimpse into how our Senior pupils have interpreted the values in their own words and provides an insight into life at Berkhamsted Boys and Berkhamsted Girls