12 October 2023
We are thrilled to announce that Berkhamsted Pre-Prep has won the Independent Pre-Prep School of the Year Award in the Independent School of the Year Awards 2023. Hosted by Dr Helen Wright, the annual awards celebrate the extraordinary student experience offered by independent schools across the UK.
At Berkhamsted, we understand that the earliest years of a child’s education are hugely formative of their later development. We are delighted that our Pre-Prep’s dedication to our youngest pupil’s learning and well-being is being recognised on a national scale.
Berkhamsted’s philosophy of Developing Remarkable People begins in pupils’ earliest years. By balancing the progression of a pupil’s foundational academic skills with the growth of their social and emotional development, every pupil at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep has the opportunity to build relationships, think creatively, and question the world around them.
Whether it’s through utilising Steve Peter’s Chimp Paradox to encourage pupils to understand their own behaviour or using our extensive outdoor education facilities to build pupil’s teamwork and leadership skills, upon leaving Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, our pupils are equipped with the vital emotional, social, and intellectual skills that enable them to thrive during the rest of their school career and beyond.
“I feel incredibly honoured that the Pre-Prep team’s commitment and dedication have been recognised with this award. Our team are passionate about providing every opportunity for our children to develop and flourish so that they are developing excellently as remarkable young people from their earliest years at Berkhamsted. We are very proud to be seen as a school that offers the very best start, for every child” Says Pre-Prep Headteacher, Karen O’Connor.
Our success in the Independent School of the Year Awards also recognises our Pre-Prep’s dedication to child-centred learning. Throughout the Pre-Prep, we take a carefully constructed and individualised approach towards the nurture and education of every child that walks through our door.
With hundreds of nominations for the award and a panel of judges consisting of the UK’s top educational leaders, being named Independent Pre-Prep School of the Year is something Berkhamsted is immensely proud of.
A huge well done to Karen O’Connor (Head of Berkhamsted Pre-Prep) and to all of our Pre-Prep staff for creating a remarkable child-centred environment that ignites a passion for learning from the beginning of a child’s journey at Berkhamsted.
It was an honour to be named as a finalist amongst so many incredible schools, well done to all those nominated!