Sixth Form Admissions

At Berkhamsted Sixth we aim to develop our students into adventurous, innovative and motivated young adults, who are compassionate and resilient

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Why choose Berkhamsted Sixth?

We equip our students with the skills they need to rise to the challenges of the modern and ever-changing world, succeeding at university or thriving on an apprenticeship scheme, either of which can prepare them for a fulfilling career.

Berkhamsted Sixth has a strong academic focus, yet we also believe that opportunities and experiences beyond the curriculum are just as crucial for students’ future success and happiness.

How to apply

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 to benefit from all communications relating to the next admissions cycle.

Registration takes place by completing the UK REGISTRATION FORM that is included with the prospectus information pack, and sending this along with a registration fee of £100 to the Admissions Manager (Overton House, 131 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 2DJ).

International applicants should complete the Registration Form (International).

Admissions Timetables

Registrations are open for September 2020 entries and beyond.

Update 8 October 2019 – Please note the change of date for the Drama Scholarship Assessment. It is now Wednesday 13 November 2019 (previously 20th Nov).

Open Events and Visits

We hold Open Events at Berkhamsted Sixth every Autumn, giving prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School.

Discover our next Open Events and opportunities to visit our School:


It is also possible to visit the School at other times of year. If you would like to visit Berkhamsted Sixth, please contact our Central Admissions Office to discuss arranging a tour.

BOOK A VISIT online or call Admissions on 01442 358001.



Entry requirements

In order to gain admission to Berkhamsted Sixth, students require 43 points across their best 8 GCSE subjects with a minimum requirement of a Grade 6 in the subjects they wish to study.

All students who have taken GCSE/iGCSE will require a minimum of Grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English Language for entry to the school. In addition to the general entrance requirements outlined above, there are specific admission requirements relating to certain courses. Further details of these requirements can be found in our A Level Curriculum Guide.

We ask applicants to the Sixth to complete a verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning test and to attend an interview with a senior member of staff. A reference from the prospective student’s current school is also required.

Progression to Year 13 depends on satisfactory attainment in Year 12, as determined by the student’s performance in the end of year examinations. Work ethic, discipline record and contribution to the wider life of the School are also taken into account.

Overseas students, once registered, are required to sit entrance tests in English, Maths and the subjects they wish to study at A Level 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.

Sixth Form Curriculum Statement

Scholarships and Bursaries

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. Higher awards may be given and are usually means-tested. Exhibitions may also be awarded for music and drama. Further details are available in the INFORMATION BOOKLET 

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.

More information about Scholarships


School Uniform

The full school uniform and sports kit list for Sixth can be found below.

Sixth Form Uniform List – Girls 

Sixth Form Uniform List – Boys

The School Uniform Shop is located on the Ground Floor of the Beeches Building of Berkhamsted Prep. Parking is available onsite, accessed via Doctors Commons Road.

The shop sells a limited stock of Schoolblazer items but does have a wide selection of samples available in a variety of sizes to try before you buy if you require. In addition the shop stocks second hand uniform which enables parents to buy & sell items of School uniform that have been previously used which are still in good condition.

Open every Tuesday during term time 14:00 – 17:00.


Request a Prospectus

Please complete this short form to receive a copy:

Request a prospectus form