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

School exchange: Adeyfield Academy

School exchange: Adeyfield Academy

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Mr Walker’s guide to effective revision

Mr Walker’s guide to effective revision

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Young Singer of the Year 2024

Young Singer of the Year 2024

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Lent term sport success!

Lent term sport success!

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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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  • 🌟 Every day is a day for imaginative and creative play at @berkopreprep and @berkhamstedprep ! 🌟

Guided by the latest early years education research, play is an important part of every lesson. Through daily play, pupils learn how to collaborate, think creatively, and question the world around them. 

The early years are crucial for a child’s development, and at Berkhamsted, we’re building foundations that last a lifetime. Through play, our children navigate the world, boost their social skills, and enhance their cognitive abilities, helping to develop into remarkable adults. 

We were proud to join the @unitednations in celebrating the inaugural #internationaldayofplay, which showcased our dedication to offering the best opportunities for our children.

Throughout the day, pupils played games which were specially selected to encourage their collaboration, confidence, and critical thinking, each of which are essential for success in pupils’ later School life and future careers. Many of the games incorporated essential maths and English skills, from a wordle-style English game to a ‘hook-a-duck’ style maths game, preparing them for academic success throughout their time at School and beyond. 

We look forward to many more days of joyful discovery and learning, where imaginative and creative play continues to be at the heart of our children’s growth and development. 🌈🧩

    🌟 Every day is a day for imaginative and creative play at @berkopreprep and @berkhamstedprep ! 🌟

    Guided by the latest early years education research, play is an important part of every lesson. Through daily play, pupils learn how to collaborate, think creatively, and question the world around them.

    The early years are crucial for a child’s development, and at Berkhamsted, we’re building foundations that last a lifetime. Through play, our children navigate the world, boost their social skills, and enhance their cognitive abilities, helping to develop into remarkable adults.

    We were proud to join the @unitednations in celebrating the inaugural #internationaldayofplay, which showcased our dedication to offering the best opportunities for our children.

    Throughout the day, pupils played games which were specially selected to encourage their collaboration, confidence, and critical thinking, each of which are essential for success in pupils’ later School life and future careers. Many of the games incorporated essential maths and English skills, from a wordle-style English game to a ‘hook-a-duck’ style maths game, preparing them for academic success throughout their time at School and beyond.

    We look forward to many more days of joyful discovery and learning, where imaginative and creative play continues to be at the heart of our children’s growth and development. 🌈🧩

    🎉 Today we are celebrating the @unitednations International Day of Play!

At Berkhamsted School, we blend research-led approaches into our daily practice. We understand how play impacts brain development, strengthening neural pathways in our children’s brains.

By supporting brain development, we enhance flexible thinking, reasoning, and deeper learning potential—key to nurturing remarkable people!

🎧 Tune into our podcast with Debbie Cooper, Head of Stepping Stones Nursery at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, discussing the importance of play in child development.

👀 Stay tuned for more posts this week showcasing how our children celebrate the #internationaldayofplay 🌟

    🎉 Today we are celebrating the @unitednations International Day of Play!

    At Berkhamsted School, we blend research-led approaches into our daily practice. We understand how play impacts brain development, strengthening neural pathways in our children’s brains.

    By supporting brain development, we enhance flexible thinking, reasoning, and deeper learning potential—key to nurturing remarkable people!

    🎧 Tune into our podcast with Debbie Cooper, Head of Stepping Stones Nursery at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, discussing the importance of play in child development.

    👀 Stay tuned for more posts this week showcasing how our children celebrate the #internationaldayofplay 🌟

    🎺✨We look back to the unforgettable performance of the Band of the Household Cavalry with our pupils in March!

They truly raised the roof and left us all in awe!

🎶 #ThrowbackThursday 
#BerkhamstedSchool 
#BandOfTheHouseholdCavalry

    🎺✨We look back to the unforgettable performance of the Band of the Household Cavalry with our pupils in March!

    They truly raised the roof and left us all in awe!

    🎶 #ThrowbackThursday
    #BerkhamstedSchool
    #BandOfTheHouseholdCavalry

    Huge thanks to Andrew Hart for coming in to talk to some of our Learning Leaders about the skills employers are looking for, particularly in graduate recruitment. His insight has ensured that the students have a better understanding of the essential skills, how they can develop these and also create an evidence bank.

    Huge thanks to Andrew Hart for coming in to talk to some of our Learning Leaders about the skills employers are looking for, particularly in graduate recruitment. His insight has ensured that the students have a better understanding of the essential skills, how they can develop these and also create an evidence bank.

    🎙️ Dive into the heart of Berkhamsted’s boarding life on this month’s ‘In the Berkhamsted Spotlight’ podcast!
 
Join Miss Jessica Thackray Head of St John’s, Girls Boarding and parent Marianne Ponsonby-White as they share invaluable insights into the nurturing environment at St John’s Girls Boarding.
 
Marianne shares her decision to send her daughter to boarding school and how it has positively impacted their family life. Jessica expresses her love for boarding and the joy she finds in her role. They also discuss the changes in boarding over the years and the focus on the well-rounded development of students.
 
Don’t miss out on the stories behind the scenes!
 
🎧 Listen now - link in bio!
 
#BerkhamstedPodcast
#BoardingLife
#TeamBerko

    🎙️ Dive into the heart of Berkhamsted’s boarding life on this month’s ‘In the Berkhamsted Spotlight’ podcast!
     
    Join Miss Jessica Thackray Head of St John’s, Girls Boarding and parent Marianne Ponsonby-White as they share invaluable insights into the nurturing environment at St John’s Girls Boarding.
     
    Marianne shares her decision to send her daughter to boarding school and how it has positively impacted their family life. Jessica expresses her love for boarding and the joy she finds in her role. They also discuss the changes in boarding over the years and the focus on the well-rounded development of students.
     
    Don’t miss out on the stories behind the scenes!
     
    🎧 Listen now – link in bio!
     
    #BerkhamstedPodcast
    #BoardingLife
    #TeamBerko

    In assembly last week, three of our Learning Leaders gave a presentation on the  importance of Emotional Intelligence. This was an opportunity to share their learning from the training delivered by Georgie Fienberg, Director of Exceptional Leadership. There will be more to come as they are passionate about sharing EQ through the school.

    In assembly last week, three of our Learning Leaders gave a presentation on the importance of Emotional Intelligence. This was an opportunity to share their learning from the training delivered by Georgie Fienberg, Director of Exceptional Leadership. There will be more to come as they are passionate about sharing EQ through the school.

    🎶 What a night to remember! 

Our talented pupils from Years 7 to 9 rocked the stage at our Music Talent Show, all in support of @musicforallcharity a charity dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and education through music across the UK. 🌟

From the lively beats of Year 7’s Rhythm Bash band performing James Brown’s ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ to captivating solos and harmonious choir renditions, the evening was filled with incredible performances. Highlights included Georgiana and Annabel’s show-stopping musical numbers, Gibran’s piano mastery with ‘Over The Bars’, and Maya’s stunning rendition of ‘Interstellar X Cornfield Chase’. 🎤🎹🎻

👑Dom was the overall winner with his rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

Thank you to our esteemed judges, Mr. Curtis and Mr. Hockedy, and everyone who came out to support this wonderful cause. Together, we are making a difference and sharing the joy of music with all. 

🎵❤️ #BerkhamstedTalentShow #MusicForAll #TeamBerko #BerkhamstedSchool

    🎶 What a night to remember!

    Our talented pupils from Years 7 to 9 rocked the stage at our Music Talent Show, all in support of @musicforallcharity a charity dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and education through music across the UK. 🌟

    From the lively beats of Year 7’s Rhythm Bash band performing James Brown’s ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ to captivating solos and harmonious choir renditions, the evening was filled with incredible performances. Highlights included Georgiana and Annabel’s show-stopping musical numbers, Gibran’s piano mastery with ‘Over The Bars’, and Maya’s stunning rendition of ‘Interstellar X Cornfield Chase’. 🎤🎹🎻

    👑Dom was the overall winner with his rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Thank you to our esteemed judges, Mr. Curtis and Mr. Hockedy, and everyone who came out to support this wonderful cause. Together, we are making a difference and sharing the joy of music with all.

    🎵❤️ #BerkhamstedTalentShow #MusicForAll #TeamBerko #BerkhamstedSchool

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    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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