Pittville Circus Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 2QA
10 reasons to choose Berkhampstead School
Berkhampstead School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 81. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Cheltenham and one of the 3 best primary schools for 1.5 miles.
Berkhampstead School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 months and 11 years. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Berkhampstead School fees range from £3,225 (Rec) to £4,635 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Berkhampstead School has two classes per year and an average class size of 21 pupils.
Destinations for Berkhampstead School leavers are one of six independent schools (40% of leavers), seven grammar/selective state schools (40%) and six comprehensive schools (20%). The most popular destination schools are King’s Gloucester (15% of leavers), Sir Thomas Rich (10-15%) and Pates Grammar (10%).
The Berkhampstead School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHE, reasoning, French, Spanish. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 5.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, and for all subjects from Year 3.
Sport at Berkhampstead School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in swimming.
The Arts at Berkhampstead School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the co-curriculum. All pupils learn an instrument in class and two-thirds take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Two choirs and several instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.10am to 5.30. Minibus service.
Find another school near Berkhampstead School
Holy Apostles’ Church of England Primary School, Charlton Kings (0.7 miles); Gloucester Road Primary School (1.3 miles); Naunton Park Primary School (1.7 miles).
Cheltenham College (1.2 miles); The Cheltenham Ladies’ College (1.3 miles); St Edward’s School, Cheltenham (1.6 miles).
Balcarras School (2.2 miles); Pate’s Grammar School (3 miles); Sir Thomas Rich’s School (7.4 miles).