At Berkhamsted Girls we encourage every pupil to be ambitious, secure in the knowledge that she has the skills, ability, talent and support to achieve anything she sets her mind to
At Berkhamsted Girls, we aim to develop remarkable people. Whilst we maintain a strong academic focus so that every girl fulfils their potential in terms of qualifications, we believe that opportunities beyond the curriculum as just as important for the development of our young people.
In our ‘diamond’ teaching structure, girls are taught in single-sex academic lessons – which we believe enables girls to flourish academically in the classroom environment with a focussed approach to learning.
Girls participate in numerous co-educational activities, events and trips with pupils from Berkhamsted Boys allowing them to enjoy the social benefits of interacting with one another as well as learning how to collaborate and work together effectively.
We offer an extensive extra-curricular programme as we believe the skills and abilities pupils develop beyond the classroom are as important as academic achievements. Our approach supports our students’ development into adventurous, confident and resilient young women ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie before them.
Please complete the REQUEST A PROSPECTUS FORM if you wish to receive a prospectus.
Prospective pupils may be registered for admission at any time after birth. Registrations should ideally be received at least a full calendar year preceding the desired date of admission (two years for Year 9 entry) to benefit from all communications relating to the next admissions cycle.
Registration takes place by submitting the registration form on the link below along with a registration fee.
The registration deadline for Year 7 and Year 9 entry in September 2023 is Monday 26 September 2022. Please see the full Admissions Timetable below.
The registration deadline for Year 9 entry in September 2024 is Monday 26 September 2022. Please see the full Admissions Timetable below.
Our regular Open Events offer an opportunity for prospective families to find out more about Berkhamsted Girls.
If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list to remain in touch so we can keep you updated on our upcoming events please complete the form or call Admissions on 01442 358001 who will be happy to assist.
We set entry examinations for all children wishing to enter our Senior Schools to ascertain whether they can reach the academic standards we set.
An interview with the Headteacher/Deputy of Berkhamsted Girls is scheduled ahead of the entry assessment. A reference from the pupil’s current school is also required.
Year 7 entry test
Candidates seeking 11+ entry to Berkhamsted Girls in September 2021 and beyond will be required to take the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Test.
Year 9 entry test (for all day students applying for Year 9 2023 entry)
The assessment for 13+ entry includes a Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics test. Candidates will also sit a Modern Language papers (if studied).
Year 9 entry test (for all day students applying for Year 9 2024 entry onwards)
The assessment for 13+ entry includes an online English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test to be sat at Berkhamsted in Year 7.
Overseas applicants (full boarding applications)
Overseas students, once registered, are required to sit entrance tests in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning (each of one hour duration) under exam conditions at the nearest British Council office, through a recognised partner agent, or at their current school. A reference from the student’s current school is also required. Pupils will be given the option of attending the School for an interview or doing an online interview.
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, be that academic, dramatic, musical, sporting, creative or as potential leaders.
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.
The school uniform for Berkhamsted Girls school consists of a navy blue, single-breasted blazer with the school crest, a white shirt, school tie and a navy v-neck jumper. Girls wear a kilt or grey trousers. Sports kit is required for PE and Games.
The School has a school uniform supplier which holds stock of all items of uniform, and an on-site shop (located at Berkhamsted Prep) with uniform samples available, along with the option to buy or sell previously used items.
The full uniform lists and details of our school uniform supplier can be found on the Parent Handbook, accessible via the Parent Portal.