Developing remarkable people

A co-educational independent day and boarding school for students aged 16+. A dynamic and diverse community that offers a stimulating and supportive transition between school and university.
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Welcome to Berkhamsted Sixth Form

We support our students to develop into independent, motivated and self-disciplined young adults, who thrive at Berkhamsted and beyond.

Martin Walker, BA

Headteacher – Berkhamsted Sixth

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New Sixth Form

The new Sixth Form building at Castle Campus will provide the best possible environment for our students to not only learn, thrive and excel but one that will equip them for their future.

Academic

Academic

At Berkhamsted Sixth the students adopt a “Building Learning Power” BLP approach to learning.

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Co-Curricular

Beyond the Curriculum

We aim to help our Sixth Form students to develop into adventurous, ambitious and resilient young adults who have the skills, confidence and courage to thrive beyond Berkhamsted.

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Boarding

Boarding at Berkhamsted offers both the experience of being part of a friendly, close-knit school community and access to outstanding facilities and resources.

Boarding

News

Berkhamsted ranked 10th in School Sport Magazine’s top 200 list  

Berkhamsted ranked 10th in School Sport Magazine’s top 200 list  

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Encouraging Positive Conversations; Humanutopia 2023

Encouraging Positive Conversations; Humanutopia 2023

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Tis’ the season to serve others: Berkhamsted’s Christmas charity appeals

Tis’ the season to serve others: Berkhamsted’s Christmas charity appeals

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Young Musician of the Year Festival 2023

Young Musician of the Year Festival 2023

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Getting our girls into STEM: Introducing the STEM Society 

Getting our girls into STEM: Introducing the STEM Society 

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An Evening at Berkhamsted’s Scholar’s Concert 2023

An Evening at Berkhamsted’s Scholar’s Concert 2023

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  • 🌟At Berkhamsted, we believe in nurturing a social conscience and providing our pupils with ample opportunities to serve others. 

Among the most memorable is @First_Give, a national programme that helps UK schools inspire young people to make a positive change in society. 

In teams, our Year 9 pupils researched and organised fundraisers for local charities with the four finalists representing @densindacorum, @greenfingerscharity, @hectorshere and @spacehertfordshire. 

A panel of judges (consisting of Charities Coordinator, Mr Silvey, School Chaplain, Ms Taylor, and a representative from @dacorumbc ) had the difficult task of deciding which team would win a £1000 cheque for their charity. 

The winning team represented Space, a Hertfordshire-based charity that provides support to young people who are neurodivergent. The Space team’s fundraiser challenged Berkhamsted pupils to knock tin cans over with a tennis ball to demonstrate how difficult this activity would be for someone who struggles with hand-eye coordination. So impressed were the judges by this engaging presentation that Space was presented with a cheque of £1000 on behalf of First Give. 

On taking part in the programme, the Space team said, “we now have more confidence to speak out and make a change in the community. The experience has helped us develop and understand the issues that many people in our community feel… It was amazing and we are so happy with the work we did.” 

Well done to our amazing Year 9 pupils for their dedication and hard work in making a positive impact.

    🌟At Berkhamsted, we believe in nurturing a social conscience and providing our pupils with ample opportunities to serve others.

    Among the most memorable is @First_Give, a national programme that helps UK schools inspire young people to make a positive change in society.

    In teams, our Year 9 pupils researched and organised fundraisers for local charities with the four finalists representing @densindacorum, @greenfingerscharity, @hectorshere and @spacehertfordshire.

    A panel of judges (consisting of Charities Coordinator, Mr Silvey, School Chaplain, Ms Taylor, and a representative from @dacorumbc ) had the difficult task of deciding which team would win a £1000 cheque for their charity.

    The winning team represented Space, a Hertfordshire-based charity that provides support to young people who are neurodivergent. The Space team’s fundraiser challenged Berkhamsted pupils to knock tin cans over with a tennis ball to demonstrate how difficult this activity would be for someone who struggles with hand-eye coordination. So impressed were the judges by this engaging presentation that Space was presented with a cheque of £1000 on behalf of First Give.

    On taking part in the programme, the Space team said, “we now have more confidence to speak out and make a change in the community. The experience has helped us develop and understand the issues that many people in our community feel… It was amazing and we are so happy with the work we did.”

    Well done to our amazing Year 9 pupils for their dedication and hard work in making a positive impact.

    🔍 Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Prep shines in latest ISI Inspection Report! 🌟

📚 We are proud of our dedicated staff who consistently demonstrate their knowledge to help each individual child; and to our pupils who represented our schools' values in their interactions with inspector 🎉

The ISI inspection report reflects the exceptional learning environment we strive to provide to every child, helping them to develop into remarkable people.

🔗 Click the link in our bio to access the full report now! 👉

    🔍 Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Prep shines in latest ISI Inspection Report! 🌟

    📚 We are proud of our dedicated staff who consistently demonstrate their knowledge to help each individual child; and to our pupils who represented our schools` values in their interactions with inspector 🎉

    The ISI inspection report reflects the exceptional learning environment we strive to provide to every child, helping them to develop into remarkable people.

    🔗 Click the link in our bio to access the full report now! 👉

    🎙️ In this episode of the 'In the Berkhamsted Spotlight' podcast, we hear from four Year Seven pupils for @berkhamstedgirls and @berkhamstedboys about what their first term in the Senior School has been like.

Should you be excited or scared when moving up to secondary school?

🎧 Tune in on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, or your favourite podcast platform (link in bio) to find out.

✔Please like and subscribe to listen to more episodes.

#BerkhamstedPodcast 
#InTheBerkhamstedSpotlightPodcast
#BerkhamstedSchool
#TeamBerko
@berkhamstedprep

    🎙️ In this episode of the `In the Berkhamsted Spotlight` podcast, we hear from four Year Seven pupils for @berkhamstedgirls and @berkhamstedboys about what their first term in the Senior School has been like.

    Should you be excited or scared when moving up to secondary school?

    🎧 Tune in on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, or your favourite podcast platform (link in bio) to find out.

    ✔Please like and subscribe to listen to more episodes.

    #BerkhamstedPodcast
    #InTheBerkhamstedSpotlightPodcast
    #BerkhamstedSchool
    #TeamBerko
    @berkhamstedprep

    Spring is finally on its way.

Our theme in chapel this week is the change of seasons, as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

This is a time when we might give up or take up things to connect with God and make the world a better place. 

#shrovetuesday
#lent
#Spring
#snowdrops
#berkhamstedschool

    Spring is finally on its way.

    Our theme in chapel this week is the change of seasons, as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

    This is a time when we might give up or take up things to connect with God and make the world a better place.

    #shrovetuesday
    #lent
    #Spring
    #snowdrops
    #berkhamstedschool

    We’re proud to be supporting @Place2Be’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek (5-11 February 2024). 

This year’s theme is My Voice Matters, and @Place2Be hopes to empower, equip and give a voice to every child in the UK. 

Learn more at childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

    We’re proud to be supporting @Place2Be’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek (5-11 February 2024).

    This year’s theme is My Voice Matters, and @Place2Be hopes to empower, equip and give a voice to every child in the UK.

    Learn more at childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

    Leap into 2024

Isaac, our @BerkhamstedSixth and @berkoboarders student tells us about his plans for the year, playing basketball and working hard to get into Oxford University.

Find out about what Berkhamsted can offer you at one of our Open Events.

🖱️Click in the link in our bio to book your place.

#teamberko
#leapinto2024
#BerkhamstedSchool 
#Alevels
#OxfordUniversity

    Leap into 2024

    Isaac, our @BerkhamstedSixth and @berkoboarders student tells us about his plans for the year, playing basketball and working hard to get into Oxford University.

    Find out about what Berkhamsted can offer you at one of our Open Events.

    🖱️Click in the link in our bio to book your place.

    #teamberko
    #leapinto2024
    #BerkhamstedSchool
    #Alevels
    #OxfordUniversity

    To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, Berkhamsted remembered the millions of victims of the Holocaust through a chapel service led by Chief Operating Officer, Julian Anthony. 

Julian taught pupils about the systematic murder of millions of Jews and other individuals based on their ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, and/or sexual orientation by the Nazi regime and its collaborators between 1941 and 1945. 
 
Remembering individual victims, Julian discussed the story of Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl who kept a diary in which she documented her and her family’s attempts to evade Nazi persecution by hiding in an Amsterdam attic until the family's arrest by the Gestapo on 4 August 1944. 

Julian then invited pupils to read the testimonies of Holocaust survivor Eva Lux Braun. Eva Lux Braun was born in Slovakia in 1927 and was deported to the Auschwitz and Reichenbach camps where she worked in the Phillips and Telefunken factories. After surviving in the camp for several months, Eva was transported to Salzwedel, a subcamp of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp, where she was liberated in 1945. 

Hearing each of these stories furthered pupils' understanding of the genocide and how victims’ lives were impacted before, during, and after the Holocaust. 
 
We hope the service encouraged pupils to remember the events of the Holocaust to ensure they never happen again.

#HolocaustRemembranceDay
#BerkhamstedSchool
@berkhamstedboys
@berkhamstedgirls
@berkhamstedsixth

    To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, Berkhamsted remembered the millions of victims of the Holocaust through a chapel service led by Chief Operating Officer, Julian Anthony.

    Julian taught pupils about the systematic murder of millions of Jews and other individuals based on their ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, and/or sexual orientation by the Nazi regime and its collaborators between 1941 and 1945.

    Remembering individual victims, Julian discussed the story of Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl who kept a diary in which she documented her and her family’s attempts to evade Nazi persecution by hiding in an Amsterdam attic until the family`s arrest by the Gestapo on 4 August 1944.

    Julian then invited pupils to read the testimonies of Holocaust survivor Eva Lux Braun. Eva Lux Braun was born in Slovakia in 1927 and was deported to the Auschwitz and Reichenbach camps where she worked in the Phillips and Telefunken factories. After surviving in the camp for several months, Eva was transported to Salzwedel, a subcamp of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp, where she was liberated in 1945.

    Hearing each of these stories furthered pupils` understanding of the genocide and how victims’ lives were impacted before, during, and after the Holocaust.

    We hope the service encouraged pupils to remember the events of the Holocaust to ensure they never happen again.

    #HolocaustRemembranceDay
    #BerkhamstedSchool
    @berkhamstedboys
    @berkhamstedgirls
    @berkhamstedsixth

    Good luck to our Sixth debating team at Cambridge Union today!

    Good luck to our Sixth debating team at Cambridge Union today!

    🥍 Leap into 2024

What are you excited for in 2024?

Kate, our @berkhamstedsixth student tells us what she’s looking forward to.

🖱️Book your open event today via the link in our bio.

#teamberko
#leapinto2024
#BerkhamstedSchool
#lacrosse
#OxfordUniversity
@berko_sport

    🥍 Leap into 2024

    What are you excited for in 2024?

    Kate, our @berkhamstedsixth student tells us what she’s looking forward to.

    🖱️Book your open event today via the link in our bio.

    #teamberko
    #leapinto2024
    #BerkhamstedSchool
    #lacrosse
    #OxfordUniversity
    @berko_sport

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    Open Event

    Applications for September 2024 close on Thursday 16 September. Open events for September 2025 entry will be confirmed shortly.
    Register here

    Clearly an academically driven department, it’s refreshing to meet the Head of Sixth, Martin Walker, and hear that the students get the support and encouragement to find and follow their own path whatever that may be – from setting up their own business or doing an apprenticeship.

    The school delivers on its motto of ‘Developing Remarkable People’ – students are notably engaging and enjoy taking part in everything the school has to offer.

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