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Berkhamsted Private School

Address: school kings campus, Berkhamsted HP4 3BG, United Kingdom
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Description Berkhamsted Private School

  • Established : in 1541
  • Location: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
  • Age of students: 3-18 years
  • School type: private boarding school
  • Total number of students: 1600
  • Type of accommodation: residence
  • Type of studying: mixed (from 3 to 11 years old, from 16 to 18 years old), separate (11-16 years old)
  • Language learning: English.

Berkhamsted School is a popular educational institution, which history dates back to 1541, when a school for boys was opened. Today the school is a prestigious educational institution which graduates show high academic achievements. More than 90% of students who studied at the Berkhamsted School enter top universities, ranking institutes, and the best colleges around the world. In 2017, 8 graduates of the Berkhamsted School received an invitation to continue their education at the world's best universities - Oxford and Cambridge.

Berkhamsted School regularly participates in school screening by ISI ( Independent Schools Inspectorate), a prestigious organization that checks schools in a variety of ways. The ISI assesses numerous criteria, including living conditions, the level of student upbringing, the professional qualities of staff, the academic success of students, and much more. Berkhamsted School constantly receives high scores (“good” and “excellent”) when passing this test. Berkhamsted Private School is a member of several prestigious organizations - HMC (Conference of School Principals), GSA (Association of Girls' Schools), IAPS (Association of Preparatory Schools).

Berkhamsted School is a school where every student's achievements are valued, where students receive praise for their success, which gives them an incentive to continue to work on themselves.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Berkhamsted Private School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
3-11
from 36 180 £ / year

Pre-school preparation

Students from 3 to 7 years old are admitted to preschool education. At this stage, students learn to score, spelling, reading under the guidance of experienced teachers. The program provides a variety of games, activities.

Elementary classes

Primary school takes on the education of students 7-11 years. At this stage, mixed studying is provided.

In grades 1–4, students learn about geography, history, science, languages and other subjects. Experienced teachers pay considerable attention to the development of students as independent personalities. Highly qualified teachers are trying to help students to feel confident in their abilities, to give them a sense of independence.

Annual
11-14
from 36 180 £ / year

Middle classes

Secondary school - the stage of separate education for boys and girls aged 11-16 years. Teens are taught the same program, including the study of English, history, geography, mathematics, technology, drama and other disciplines. Particular attention is paid to the sports, creative development of students.

Annual
14-16
from 36 180 £ / year

GCSE

GCSE (The General Certificate of Secondary Education) is a British secondary education program for students aged 14-16. After completing the program, graduates pass the required exams.

At Berkhamsted School, students study 11 subjects at this course - 7 compulsory, 4 additional. Compulsory subjects include:

  • English
  • Maths
  • English literature
  • Religion
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry.

The students choose independently 4 disciplines, among them are foreign languages, drama, art, music, design.

Annual
16-18
from 36 180 £ / year

A-level

A-level is a 2-year course designed to prepare students for university entrance. This program is known worldwide as the “gold standard” of British education. The program ends with a high school diploma.

In the private school of Berkhamsted School, the emphasis in academic preparation is on physics, history and mathematics. Students can choose from a list of 25 disciplines where they can choose courses that are interesting to them - from sociology to learning the basics of business.

Accommodation, housing and food

Berkhamsted School offers for its students accommodation in a comfortable hostel: pupils of the lower grades live in 3-4-bed rooms, older - in rooms designed for 1-2 people. For the discipline meets the selected head hostel.

For students, there are canteens offering a tasty and healthy menu. There are small kitchens for students where students can cook on their own. There is a medical office at the school where students can contact with their problems.

By prior arrangement, it is possible for students to leave the school grounds or visit nearby settlements on weekends.

Events Berkhamsted Private School

  • Berkhamsted School pays considerable attention to the leisure program. Students are engaged in art, sports, take part in numerous competitions, sightseeing trips.
  • Compulsory sports activities are lacrosse, rugby, hockey, swimming, cricket, football, tennis lessons.
  • Pupils can become participants in other sports clubs, sections. They can go jogging on cross-country, yoga, rowing, golf, squash, shooting, strength practice, badminton, etc.
  • Students often take part in competitions in various sports held at the district, national level.

The Berkhamsted school has a program of awards for the Duke of Edinburgh, which includes various areas - sports, expeditions, public works, there is an opportunity to engage in military sports studying.

For students there are numerous creative, scientific clubs. Students can become members of the club of geography, debate, poetry, cinematography, etc. More than 30% of students study the game on any musical instrument. For students, 12 different music sections are opened - an orchestra, a cathedral choir, ensembles, a choir, etc. School choirs take part in regional music competitions.

An important part of school life is the competition between hostels, during which the students team up, learn to interact in a group.

Sightseeing trips - one of the main components of education. Excursions to Europe are organized for students with the purpose of language practice, to Iceland for students interested in geography, to Costa Rica for young researchers, to South Africa, Australia, Canada, the countries of the Caribbean, etc.

Equipment Berkhamsted Private School

Berkhamsted School is located in the center of the historic town of Berkhamsted, located in the countryside of Hartvordshire. From the school you can get to London (about 30 minutes by train), Heathrow Airport (about half an hour).

Berkhamsted School offers its students a developed infrastructure, including cozy classrooms, modern residences, a large sports center with the latest equipment, playgrounds for various sports, a 25-meter heated swimming pool, and bright audiences for practicing music, etc.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price already includes:

  • Studying according to the chosen program
  • Accommodation and meals (full board)
  • Baby sitting (24 hours a day)
  • Medical insurance and service
  • Regular reports on the success of the student
  • Monitoring the implementation of current tasks
  • Organization of educational trips
  • Participation in exchange programs.

Additional items of expenditure are:

  • Flights
  • Transfer from / to school
  • Guardian services
  • Visa fees, including consular fees
  • Registration fee
  • Testing
  • Additional classes not included in the program
  • Some excursions
  • Pocket expenses.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Most often, students, adolescents at the age of 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 16 years old enter the school.

For admission, applicants take the Common entrance, their own school entrance tests. Students who wish to enter the upper grades (Sixth Form) must pass 6 GCSE exams, and their results must be at least B in 4 subjects and at least C in the remaining two.

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