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Berkhampstead School

Berkhampstead School

Pittville Circus Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2QA, Gloucestershire

01242 523263



Berkhampstead School
School type Co-educational Day Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1945
Executive Head Richard Cross
Date Appointed September 2010
Co-ed Age Range 3 months-11 years
Number of pupils 252
Day fees per annum £3,225 - £4,635 per term
Average Class Size 17
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Associations IAPS, ISC

Exceptional school with a happy, close-knit community

Berkhampstead is an independent, co-educational School and Day Nursery for children aged 3 months to 11 years, and is located in pretty, tree-lined Pittville Circus Road, Cheltenham. We pride ourselves on our atmosphere of warmth, happiness and encouragement, which we believe is fundamental to each child's achievement, and our fantastic results are testament to this. Our last ISI inspection affirmed that we offer a superb education and fantastic care. We were awarded 'Outstanding' in all areas - the finest possible outcome - and a huge accolade to the wonderful staff and strong leadership that we have here at the School and Day Nursery.

According to the report's key findings, pupils have "extremely strong literacy and reading skills" and are "extremely confident at handling numbers and calculations." The school's emphasis on the value of creativity means that pupils also achieve "high standards in music and creative arts." We are proud that the inspectors recognised that pupils are confident, have strong self-esteem and treat each other with consideration and respect. The staff throughout the Day Nursery and School work hard to encourage these all-important qualities.

The life in the school is based on the following aims:

  • To provide a happy, caring and fun environment, which encourages effort and achievement.
  • To foster a genuine feeling of community based on strong family and Christian values.
  • To provide a learning environment that is stimulating, exciting and varied where all pupils and staff feel respected and valued and will strive for excellence.
  • To focus on pupils' individual strengths and support their weaknesses, to celebrate their achievements and to encourage the growth of self-confidence and the development of social skills.
  • To foster a 'can do' attitude to all aspects of school and encourage participation and enjoyment of music, art, drama and competitive sport.
  • To prepare all pupils in such ways that they are able to transfer confidently to the next stage of their education and ultimately to the senior school of their choice.

We take great pride that our pupils leave us confident and able learners, and ready to embrace the challenges ahead.

We offer private tours along with our regular schedule of Open Days throughout the year. Please call 01242 523263 or email admissions@berkhampsteadschool.co.uk We look forward to welcoming you!