Inspection Report

We welcomed the Independent Schools' Inspection Team (ISI) in the Autumn term of 2014. The inspectors managed to see much of what makes Berkhampstead such a happy and vibrant place to learn.

The inspection endorsed so much of what we know to be true about the outstanding education we offer here - we are delighted with the findings. We know that we do a great job but it was super to read that we are ‘Excellent In All Areas’.

Do take a look at what they had to say - in full - click the link below. If it’s extracts you want then scroll down to see what they said about our children and our school.


ISI Report

About our children

Highly successful in their learning

Confident and independent

Behaviour is exemplary

Express their views most articulately

Show high levels of logical and independent thought

Have highly positive attitudes to their work

Show excellent application and perseverance and work collaboratively.

Make excellent progress

Well developed creative skills in art and music…

A strong level of skills in sport…all inclusive

Eager to learn and take pleasure in their learning…

Learn successfully how to empower themselves

Develop appropriate social skills and excellent table manners

Pupils are proud of their school…

Emotionally mature for their age..show considerable empathy


Headmaster, Richard Cross, enjoys a story

About our school

Relaxed, yet respectful relationships

A warm, open and welcoming atmosphere

Excellent rapport between teachers and pupils

Lively and enthusiastic teaching involves and engages pupils

Staff are highly committed to providing stimulating experiences to support and challenge

Curriculum is demanding and interesting

A happy, caring, family environment

Teaching enthuses and motivates the children to become active learners