Nick Cale welcomes you to Berkhamsted Sixth

Berkhamsted Sixth is a vibrant and inclusive community providing a supportive and enriching transition between school and university or the world of work.

We nurture our students to become independent, motivated, and self-disciplined young adults who excel both at Berkhamsted and beyond. We inspire every student to strive for excellence in all that they do and to fully embrace the plethora of opportunities on offer at Berkhamsted Sixth, be that in their academic studies, extracurricular activities, community service, and most importantly, fostering meaningful relationships with peers, teachers, and support staff. We encourage our students to pursue their passions, fostering a sense of purpose, pride, and fulfilment along the way. By challenging them to give their best and aim high with integrity, we hold them accountable for their learning, believing they will rise to meet high expectations. In Berkhamsted Sixth we offer opportunities to gain essential skills and leadership experiences, laying the groundwork for future success and happiness, while equipping them with the qualifications needed to achieve their personal goals. We strive for every student to feel valued, supported, respected, encouraged, and challenged, allowing them to be themselves, reach their potential, and develop the skills and confidence they need not only to do well, but to do good after Berkhamsted.

Our students leave as happy, healthy young adults who appreciate their opportunities and grow into successful and fulfilled global citizens.

Supported by our dedicated staff, they develop a lifelong love of learning and essential transferable skills that will serve them throughout their lives. At Berkhamsted Sixth, every student cultivates responsibility, direction, self-discipline, organisation, and independence, ensuring a smooth transition to higher education or the world of work.

We look forward to supporting them on this journey.

Nick Cale, BA
Headteacher – Berkhamsted Sixth

Nick’s Biography

Nick Cale joined Berkhamsted in 2008 and has held several key positions in his time including Head of French, Head of Modern Languages, Director of Data and Research, and most recently, Deputy Head of Curriculum and Assessment. He was educated at QEH Bristol and studied French and German at Birmingham University during which time he was fortunate to complete university placements at both Université Grenoble Alpes and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg. As a perpetual gap-year student he has enjoyed working in French hotels in the Alps and also as a ski guide in Austria. A keen lover of all things sport and travelling, Nick has coached rugby and cricket throughout his time at Berkhamsted as well as accompanying numerous ski trips to both Europe and North American together with a wide-range of other trips that have allowed him to try out new languages. He lives in Berkhamsted with his wife, Alex, and two young daughters, Clara and Alba.


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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.