Community

We are a happy school. We enjoy coming together for whole school events. Aware of the wider world, our children engage with the local and global communities. Big issues are discussed, the children take an interest and know that their input can make a difference.


Our Community

Whole School ‘Street Parties’ to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and the Royal Wedding - staff and children wore red, white and blue and had fun in the sun. All ages from 3-11 joined in with games and a treasure hunt. The toasts to the Queen and to the Royal Couple were enjoyed enormously and the National Anthem was sung with gusto! Great days for the whole Berkhampstead community to celebrate together in the sunshine.

The Wider Community

It’s more than just our School community that matters. From the Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter services held in the beautiful All Saints’ Church, to the ever-popular Red Nose Day and Children in Need, our children think of others and get involved.

School Council reps across the school consult and the children decide which charities to support each year. There is always one local and one global charity. Our pupils immerse themselves fully into the spirit of whichever theme is chosen (along with a huge number of staff)! Berkhampstead children take an interest, they raise funds and have fun doing so!

Through the Platinum Award, children become involved in charitable ventures of their own outside school, fuelled by their own interests and priorities.


Community Music

Carol singing each Christmas at Waitrose is a highlight for our Senior Choir. There is always a collection for our chosen charity, and last year it was for Acorn’s Children’s Hospice. A choir from Years 3 and 4 sing at Bay Tree Court residential home in Prestbury each Christmas too. Bay Tree Court was where our founder Mrs Edna Andrews spent her last few years. Our Day Nursery Pre-School visit local residential care home, Oakhaven every other week to sing with the delighted residents. Berky Bears Music Group


Fundraising

Mufti Days are always popular. WVS, a global veterinary charity benefited when ‘wild animals’ invaded the playgrounds - the children - dressed up and ready to donate to this super cause. The children enjoyed their wild lessons and created inspiring poetry and drama as well as raising money for a good cause.



We raised an impressive £1000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice