There is no greater investment you can make for your children than giving them a prep school education. These are the years that count.

— Head, Sherborne Prep.

Current Parents’ Comments

“The best money we ever spent - our children are so happy and are doing really well”.

“I am extremely pleased we chose Berky – the change in our daughter has been nothing short of monumental”.

“The fixture list is impressive, my son is thriving on the sport here.”


ACADEMIC YEAR 2024 - 2025
5 mornings per week (8.30am - 12.00 noon) £ 1,745
5 days per week (8.30am - 3.30pm) £ 3,240
3 mornings (8.30am - 12.00 noon) £ 1,050
3 days (8.30am - 3.30pm) £ 1,945
Other options available on request
Reception £ 3,400
Year 1 £ 3,590
Year 2 £ 3,835
Year 3 £ 4,140
Year 4 £ 4,445
Year 5 £ 4,680
Year 6 £ 4,890
Breakfast Club (including breakfast) £ 4.80 per day (7.40am to 8.10am)
After-School Club (Kindergarten to Year 2) £ 8.60 per day (3:30pm to 4:30pm)
After-School Club (Year 3 to Year 6) £ 4.10 per day (3:45pm to 4:30pm)
Tea Time Club (including tea) £ 10.80 per day (4:30pm to 5:30pm)
Registration Fee (see below) £ 500
School Fees Refund Scheme (optional) 0.73% per term
Swimming £9.50 per session


Fees are per term and are inclusive of lunch and snacks. There are three terms per year.

A full term’s notice is required in writing prior to withdrawing a pupil. A term’s fees in lieu will be charged if written notice is not received on or before the first day of the preceding term.

Registration Fee: £50 of which is non-refundable, £300 deducted off first terms’ fee (Reception or above), £150 refunded when pupil leaves or donated to Berkhampstead School

Please see Policies for further details.

We also offer instrumental lessons (arranged directly with peripatetic teachers, in piano, all stringed instruments, all brass instruments, all woodwind, percussion, saxophone and singing).

The School also runs a morning bus services. To find our more, please contact our Bursar.


Our Holiday Club runs from 8:15am until 5:15pm and is for children aged 3-8 years old. The Holiday Club is charged at £49.90 per day or £237.00 for the whole week and includes a morning snack, hot lunch, and light tea. Additional ‘Berky Experience Clubs’ will be running in the school holidays and prices will be detailed on our MagicBooking system when booking opens.

How To Pay

Our fees are payable in full on or before the first day of each term via bank transfer or cheque. Our bank details should be available on our invoices. The School will always inform you if we change our bank details. Please be cautious if you are advised to amend our bank details; it would be advisable to contact the School by telephoning 01242 523263 to verify any change.

We also offer the ability to pay monthly (over 10 monthly instalments) via the Direct Debit scheme. Please contact the Finance Office for further information: financeofficer@berkhampsteadschool.co.uk.

Wrap-around and Holiday Clubs are booked and payed via our online booking systems: https://berkhampstead.magicbooking.co.uk/


We are delighted to be able to offer a number of means-tested bursaries. Please contact the Bursar, who will be happy to supply details.

We are offer sibling discount for larger families with three or more children in the school*:

Third child - 30% discount

Fourth and subsequent children - 100% discount

*Excludes Kindergarten and discounts are only awarded when all siblings are current pupils in the School at the same time (discount applied to the youngest child).

Early Years funding for 3 and 4 Year Olds is available. Please contact the Bursary team for further information.


Berkhampstead School, Pittville Circus Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2QA
Charity Number: 325018

Berkhampstead School (Day Care Nursery) Ltd, Pengwern, Pittville Circus Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2QA Company Number: 07805292