Pre-Prep Admissions

At Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, we ignite a passion for learning from the very beginning of an exceptional educational journey through our School

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Why choose Berkhamsted Pre-Prep?

Parents choose Berkhamsted Pre-Prep because it possesses a warm and nurturing family atmosphere without compromising on high standards of education and behaviour.

We give every child at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep the best possible start to their education.

A wealth of learning opportunities challenge our students, encouraging them to develop not only their knowledge but also the skills and aptitudes that will allow them to question, debate, collaborate and problem solve from a very young age.

Through our excellent pastoral care we encourage pupils to build positive relationships, learning to socialise and work with each other and teaching them that kindness and respect are qualities that are embraced and celebrated.

Pupils are taught that it is equally as important to learn to fail as well as to succeed. We encourage their natural curiosity and passion for learning, laying the foundations that will allow them to make the most of the opportunities available to them as they progress to Berkhamsted Prep.


How to apply

Prospective Berkhamsted Pre-Prep pupils may be registered for admission at any time after their birth and ideally a full year before the desired date of admission.

Registration takes place by submitting the registration form using the link below along with a registration fee.



Open Events

We hold  Open Events to give prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School.

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If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list to remain in touch regarding our upcoming open events please contact us by completing the form or call Admissions on 01442 358001 where the team will be happy to assist.

Entry requirements

Entry to Berkhamsted Pre-Prep is usually into our School Nursery year, Stepping Stones (3+). It is expected that children will have the necessary social and developmental skills to be able to access the Early Years curriculum. This will be assessed during a meeting with the Headteacher (including those from Berkhamsted Day Nursery).

For those seeking admission within Key Stage One at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 1), we would expect children to have the necessary social and developmental skills to be able to access the curriculum provision for EYFS and early Key Stage One. Informal age appropriate assessments will be arranged if spaces are available.  Reference will be made to previous assessments and school reports for children seeking entrance at 5+ (Year 1).

For those seeking admission at 6+ (Year 2), children will be invited to attend an informal assessment day at the Pre-Prep. The assessment day will be made up as follows:

  • Tests in English and Mathematics which are designed to be appropriate for children working within the National Curriculum programmes of study for Key Stage 1.

A progress report from your child’s current school will be requested before places are formally allocated.

School uniform

The school uniform for Stepping Stones Nursery and Reception consists of a navy crested sweatshirt, jogging bottoms and polo shirts, with additional items available for summer and winter months.

For Year 1 and 2, the uniform includes a white long sleeved shirt or blouse, a navy blue v neck jumper, a school tie and a grey blazer with school crest. Additional items are again available for summer and winter months.

The School has a school uniform supplier which holds stock of all items of uniform, and an on-site shop (located at Berkhamsted Prep) with uniform samples available, along with the option to buy or sell previously used items.

The full uniform lists and details of our school uniform supplier can be found on the Parent Handbook, accessible via the Parent Portal.



Request a Prospectus

Please complete the form to receive a copy.

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