Martin Walker welcomes you to Berkhamsted Sixth
Berkhamsted Sixth is a dynamic and diverse community that offers a stimulating and supportive transition between school and university or the world of work.
We support our students to develop into independent, motivated and self-disciplined young adults, who thrive at Berkhamsted and beyond.
We encourage every student to do their best in all that they do and to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them at Berkhamsted Sixth, from their studies and extracurricular activities to the chance to serve others and perhaps most importantly, in their relationships with their peers, teachers and support staff.
We encourage our students to follow their passions, benefitting from a sense of purpose, pride and fulfilment. We look to challenge them to try their hardest and to aim high with integrity. We hold them accountable for their approach to learning and believe that students rise to high expectations.
We provide the opportunities for students to gain the skills and experiences that will provide the foundations for their future success and happiness, whilst equipping them with the qualifications they will need to meet their aspirations.
We would like every student to feel valued, supported, respected, encouraged and challenged, so they can be themselves, achieve their potential and use their final two years at school to develop the skills and confidence they need not only to do well, but to do good after Berkhamsted.
Our students leave us as happy, healthy young adults who appreciate the opportunities they have
Our students leave us as happy, healthy young adults who appreciate the opportunities they have, developing into successful and fulfilled adults who will use the advantages of their education not just to aim high, but also to help others.
Supported by our dedicated staff who enable students to develop a love of learning that will stay with them for life and help them to develop important transferable skills, every pupil at Berkhamsted Sixth develops responsibility, direction, self-discipline, organisation and independence so that they can make a successful transition to Higher Education or the world of work.
We look forward to supporting them on this journey.
Martin Walker, BA
Headteacher – Berkhamsted Sixth
Martin Walker joined Berkhamsted as the Headteacher of Berkhamsted Sixth in September 2017. He was educated at Barnard Castle School where he was Head of School. He studied French and German at Nottingham University and enjoyed gap years in France, Germany and Austria where he taught English, skied and played rugby. He completed a PGCE at Cambridge University before taking up his first teaching post at the Perse School where he became Deputy Head of the Lower School. He then moved to Harrow School where he spent seven years as Head of Department and four years as the House Master of West Acre House. He has coached rugby, hockey and cricket and led Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. He has volunteered for charities to help underprivileged children. He is married to Liz with whom he has two daughters who go to Berkhamsted School. Martin enjoys all sports, mindfulness, psychology and reading.
Monday 21st November
Join our Preview Evening and attend 5 different subject presentations to help you decide on which A Levels you would like to apply to study.
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.