If you want more than the normal school day for your child, you've come to the right place. There's lots on offer!

Pupils benefit from a broad and interesting activity programme, which enables them to deepen their knowledge, skills and understanding whilst gaining independence and developing skills for life.

— ISI Report, November 2023

Prep Clubs

The wide range of clubs on offer here at Berky provide something for everyone. Sports clubs include Running, Rugby, Hockey, (for boys and girls), Football, (for boys and girls), Netball, Cricket, (for boys and girls) and Fencing, and there is also Drama, Chess, Yoga, Mandarin and Gardening.

Since 90% of pupils learn at least one instrument by the time they are in Year 5, there are ensembles galore. These include Berky Bows, Percussion groups, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Chamber Ensemble, Keyboard Orchestra, Guitar Club, Junior Choir and VoxBox (Senior Choir). We also have the very popular Jigsaw - our beginners’ ensemble, which has fun putting the ‘pieces’ (instruments) together section by section to make up the whole piece of music.

Berky Chess

Hugely popular at Berkhampstead, the Chess Clubs run twice weekly for Year 3 onwards, and in the Summer Term, Year 2 attend Chess Club in the Prep department too. We enjoy huge success regionally and children regularly qualify for National competitions. We host our own congress in the spring, and play for fun - lots of chess is played recreationally. Our two chess sheds in the Prep playground, provided by the PTA, are well-used as children brush up their skills at breaktime.

Pre-Prep Clubs

There’s plenty on offer for all our children to enjoy. A rich balance of activities gives opportunity for children to pursue their interests and try new things. Clubs vary term by term and might include: Ukulele group - ‘Strum It!’ Percussion group - ‘Crash, Bang, Wallop!’ SupaStrikers Football Club, Helen Gill Ballet, Lego Club, Board Games, STEM, Eco and Drama. Sketch Club is based in the Wildlife Garden, and produce lovely nature-inspired pieces each week.