Berkhamsted School is an independent school in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England. The present school was formed in 1997 by the amalgamation of the original Berkhamsted School, founded in 1541 by John Incent, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, Berkhamsted School for Girls, established in 1888, and Berkhamsted Preparatory School. The new merged school was initially called "Berkhamsted Collegiate School", but reverted to Berkhamsted School in December 2008.
Berkhamsted School today is a "diamond school" in which pupils are taught coeducationally in both the Prep School and Sixth Form, but independently in the traditional Senior years, between the ages of 11 and 16. The school has three main sites: the Prep School, the Castle Street Campus and Kings Road Campus (the latter two being the original boys' and girls' schools respectively).
The School is noted variously for its distinctive collegiate structure, the particular strength of its lacrosse sides and for participation in the life of the local community. The current Principal is Mr Mark Steed and the school has some 1500 students and 200 staff. Mr Mark Steed replaced Dr Priscilla Chadwick on 1 September 2008 when Dr Chadwick retired. Mr Steed was previously headmaster of Kelly College in Tavistock, Devon.
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