Berkhamsted School is situated in the historic Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted, a prosperous community surrounded by Chiltern countryside and within easy reach of London. With Her Majesty the Queen as the School’s patron, Berkhamsted is a leading Independent School for pupils aged 3 to 18 years, the foundation of which dates
back to 1541 (when John Incent, the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, successfully applied to King Henry the VIII for a license to purchase a piece of land for a ‘freescole’).
Berkhamsted is the only School in the Herts, Beds and Bucks region, and one of only a small number of Schools in the country, to offer a ‘diamond’ structure that combines the best of both single-sex and co-educational teaching.
Boys and Girls are taught together until the age of 11 (Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Prep), separately from the age of 11-16 (Berkhamsted Boys and Berkhamsted Girls), before coming back together again in a joint sixth form (Berkhamsted Sixth). Berkhamsted Schools Group Sports Department focuses on sport for all. Our programme includes maximum
opportunities to engage in sport, physical activity, and exercise at the appropriate level for each pupil. We are regular national finalists in our top performing sports across all age groups, including National Championship titles in Eton Fives, Football, Lacrosse, Netball, Rugby, Tennis.
Additionally, we have pupils reaching county, regional, national and international representation across our 13 competitive sports