Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Northchurch

How do I find out what schools are available around Berkhamsted? 

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Berkhamsted, or another location and select primary schools or secondary schools. All the information parents need all there in percentages!

You could also try the paid for websites like . This one is quite cheap and you can pay monthly.

This is of course just the very first stage in selecting a school. You will to need see the videos on this page before even thinking of visiting the shortlist of schools on your list.

How do I find the state school catchment area in or around Northchurch? 
If you just need to know your school catchment area try .If you are looking for exhaustive information on the schools as well go to

How do I find out how good a school is?
You will absolutely have to visit the school. However, do look at the video below. For armed is to be fore warned!

Nursery Schools

What's the difference between nursery and preschool? 
Preschools usually work around a formal curriculum and trained teachers - making them a little more expensive! Nursery schools are usually a more relaxed learning environment and more flexible enrolment terms. They are also cheaper and vary greatly.

What age is a preschooler? Ages up to 4 is considered preschooler with toddlers are 1 - 3 year old bracket. Basically 4-year-old are not 'toddling' around any more and so are no longer toddlers!

What does preschool mean? A preschool, or nursery school, is a pre-primary school, or play school for early childhood education. Preschool is for children before they begin compulsory education at primary school. 

Is Pre K considered preschool? Pre K schools are pre-kindergartens.

This page should help you answer these school finding questions!


Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for HP4
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Berkhamsted

Happy Days Pre-school

Berkhamsted Youth Centre, High St, Berkhamsted HP4 3PE, UK – 07592 730556

My boys love it here. Staff are fantastic

Greenway Primary & Nursery School

Crossways, Berkhamsted HP4 3NH, UK – 01442 866249

Westfield First School and Nursery

Durrants Ln, Berkhamsted HP4 3PJ, UK – 01442 862729

After School Care

PAWS Kids Club and Pre-School

Thomas Coram School, Swing Gate Lane, Berkhamsted HP4 2RP, UK – 07787 048238


Swing Gate First School and Nursery, Swing Gate Ln, Berkhamsted HP4 2LJ, UK – 0845 400 4000

Happy Days Pre-school

Berkhamsted Youth Centre, High St, Berkhamsted HP4 3PE, UK – 07592 730556

My boys love it here. Staff are fantastic

Choosing a school around Berkhamsted. This is an Australian video but has some really good Tips!

Berkhamsted Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Berkhamsted

Independent Schools for Berkhamsted - private preparatory and senior schools. Prep schools age 8 yrs to 11yrs or 13 yrs. Senior schools age 11yrs or 13 yrs to 18yrs. Some independent schools have a pre-prep department (age 3 to 8yrs) as well as prep and senior schools. Independent schools can be co-educational or single sex.

Best Berkhamsted Secondary Schools -

Ashlyns School

Chesham Rd, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 3AH, UK – 01442 863605

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Great school! There are a few downsides like they don't offer the best help to people without disorders who are just stressed ect. The facilities are great, students should have more freedom of choice in class instead of being forced to read aloud or talk. But overrall a great school :))

Berkhamsted Girls' School

Kings Campus, Kings Rd, Berkhamsted HP4 3BG, UK – 01442 358166

Egerton-Rothesay School

Durrants Ln, Berkhamsted HP4 3UJ, UK – 01442 865275

Independent Schools

Berkhamsted Boys School

Castle Campus, Castle St, Berkhamsted HP4 2BB, UK – 01442 358000


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Berkhamsted Schools Group

Admissions, HR and Business Operations , Overton House,, 131 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 2DJ, UK – 01442 358000

Berkhamsted Pre-Prep School

Home Farm Haresfoot, Chesham Rd, Berkhamsted HP4 2SZ, UK – 01442 358188

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for HP4 3QH . LEA primary schools age 4yrs (the year in which a child is 5) to 11yrs. Secondary schools age 11yrs to 16yrs or 18 yrs. Each school has a local catchment area.

Primary Schools

Bridgewater Primary School

Bridle Way, Berkhamsted HP4 1ES, UK – 01442 871231

Great to be at my grandchildren school

St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School

57 Greenway, Berkhamsted HP4 3LF, UK – 01442 385060

St Mary's Primary School

New Rd, Berkhamsted HP4 3QZ, UK – 01442 389040

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial, inspecting and regulating services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Click for the full database of OFSTED's inspection reports - check out schools in HP4 or anywhere in the country.
GetTheRightSchool was formed to offer a unique reference point on getting your child into the school of your choice. The web site covers all you need to about education choices with tips and a guide to the application process and issues that could impact your child's school day, from dealing with bullying, to money issues, to how to work out school catchment areas when they move schools.
Independent Schools Council Website - has a search facility: by county, school or postcode. The ISC brings together eight associations of independent schools, their heads, bursars and governors and represents over 1,200 independent schools in the UK and overseas.
Schools Web Directory - lists all UK local education authorities with a click-through to their websites. Each Local Authority has lists of its own schools and details of application procedures.
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Dyslexia support centres
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Berkhamsted for moderate to severe learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Physical impairment, complex health needs, communication difficulties, dyspraxia and other special needs.

Special Needs Schools around you

Egerton-Rothesay School

Durrants Ln, Berkhamsted HP4 3UJ, UK – 01442 865275

Website with facility to search for many different kinds of special needs schools and links to lots of support groups.  Find a special needs school near Berkhamsted or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for HP4 - Language Tuition

Adult Education Centres for Berkhamsted which may run evening or daytime language classes

Adult Education

Hannah-Marie Dance Academy

Lagley Meadow, Douglas Gardens, Berkhamsted HP4 3QQ, UK – 07969 459863

My daughter loves attending her weekly ballet classes and is very excited to move up to the next level group and to start acro classes. Really impressed with the standard of the lessons and the show my daughter performed in, looking forward to the next one! Hannah- marine is very professional while having a good rapport with the students and assisting in their personal development.

A fantastic academy giving all students great opportunities. A high standard of dancers who train from 1-4 days a week in different genres! Students have opportunities to take part in shows, competitions, west end performances, auditions for royal ballet associates, regular workshops and more.

Language Schools

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

7 Alderley Ct, Berkhamsted HP4 3AD, UK – 01442 876482

Language Schools for Berkhamsted

Language schools for HP4. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Berkhamsted

Private Tuition for HP4
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Kumon Maths & English

196 High St, Berkhamsted HP4 3BA, UK – 01525 222505

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