New Sixth Form

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On this page, you will find further information about our new Sixth Form building on Castle Campus.

This is an exciting step forward for the School and we look forward to sharing the updates with you over the months ahead.


Pupils have been educated at Berkhamsted School for over 475 years and we are honoured to have shared this beautiful and historic location with you. Founded in 1541, the School is proud of its roots and partnership with the town and, over the years, we have overseen the careful and considered evolution of our estate.

Looking to the future it is important for the School to address the shortcomings of our existing facilities. This is particularly true with regard to our Sixth Form provision, which needs to be enhanced to provide the best possible environment for our students to not only learn, thrive and excel but one that will equip them for their future.

We are delighted to be surrounded by a thriving community of neighbours, amenity groups and partner schools. Following our consultations with the community regarding our plans and subsequently receiving planning approval, we look forward to sharing with our continued vision for the new Sixth Form centre on Castle Campus.

We are determined to ensure our vision responds to Berkhamsted’s historical context. As a significant landowner in Berkhamsted we understand the importance of our plans and ensuring we are making a positive contribution to the area.

Richard Backhouse – Principal

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We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

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- Franklin D Roosavelt

Berkhamsted Sixth – The Vision

Watch our video to find out about the features of the new Sixth Form from the classroom layouts which are based on the ‘Harkness’ style of teaching around a central table more akin to a work environment to the sustainability materials used within the build. Details of how the pupils wellbeing has also been considered with social spaces in the Café and the meadow quad.

Listen to Martin Walker, Headteacher Berkhamsted Sixth

Listen to Martin Walker, Headteacher of Berkhamsted Sixth, discuss life at our Sixth Form in this podcast on our ‘In the Spotlight’ channel

Build Notices


Monday 14th March

Following our start on demolition works for the Sixth Form – we are making great progress!  At the start of week commencing Monday 14th March there will be a closure to the footpath from the Mill Street access between Thorn and Tudor, right up to The Wilderness.

Pedestrians will be advised to take care and the following footpath signs which will be highlighted to ensure the safety of the general public using Water Lane Car Park or Mill Street.

This requirement is likely to be in place for the next two weeks.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

Contact Us

If you wish to contact the project team

Telephone: 07919 499555 or email


Or for more information on joining our Sixth Form please contact our Admissions Team

Admissions Enquiries: 01442 358001 or email