A date with history

One of the oldest private schools in the country, founded in 1548, Berkhamsted School offers the historic with the modern. Located in the old market town of Berkhamsted, it is less than an hour north of London.

Berkhamsted’s history stretches back to the invasion of William the Conqueror, and he ordered that a castle be built. It no longer stands, but the site is still worth a visit. More recently, the author Graham Greene was born in one of the school’s accommodation houses.


Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England


9 -16 years*

*TUK may accept students one year outside this age range in a group only 

Course Length

2, 3 or 4 weeks

Learning time

15 clock hours per week

WiFi available

24/7 Free of charge


First aid trained staff on-site & large hospital within 10 minutes

Arrival / Departure Day

Tuesday  / Tuesday

Accommodation & meals

  • Multiple rooms with 2, 3 or 4 beds
  • Shared bathroom (average 1:8)
  • All meals provided. Packed meals for excursions


  • Modern classrooms with audio/visual equipment
  • Refurbished dining hall & servery
  • Large sports hall
  • Hard tennis courts
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Fields and marked pitches for school events

What is included

  • 15 hours’ English lessons per week
  • Full board accommodation
  • Online placement test, Certificate of Attendance and Academic Report
  • TIE English Course book and materials
  • Fully supervised activity programme
  • One full-day excursion and one half-day excursion per week
  • Return airport transfers (London Heathrow only)
  • 24/7 supervision, pastoral care and laundry
  • Free WiFi
  • Travel and Health insurance

What is not included

  • Flights
  • Pocket money

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