Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
About Berkhamsted Schools
Berkhamsted School is a Church of England, all-through, co-educational, independent school in Hertfordshire. Berkhamsted is a historic market town, once the residence of Geoffrey Chaucer and Thomas Becket. The boys' grammar school was founded in 1541 and the girls' in 1888. The two merged in 1996 and the on-site day nursery was acquired in 2012.
Pupils are taught co-educationally in the pre-preparatory, preparatory and sixth-form stages, but in single-sex classes between the ages of 11 and 16. The school motto translates from Latin as "greatness increases with praise". There are approximately 1,956 pupils at Berkhamsted School, aged 3 months -18 years. Boarding is available from the age of 11 onwards.
Values and vision
The history and character of the school are integral to the dedication and responsibility of students. This sense of identity spreads across each of the school federation’s five sites, fostering a community where all staff and students aim high.
Extra-curricular activity is also a essential part of life at Berkhamsted School. On its grounds is a high ropes course, part of an extensive outdoor education and sports programme. Each year group is also devoted to voluntary work in the local Berkhamsted community and further afield. The school has an established connection with Sandi Senior Secondary in South Africa.
“Pupils are very well educated in accordance with the school’s aims. Pupils of all ages demonstrate good levels of knowledge, understanding and skills across the curriculum. They apply mathematical and scientific concepts well, and use technical vocabulary with precision and confidence.”