Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, regrettably we are unable to invite parents into school for a tour of Berkswich CE primary and nursery. We understand that choosing the right setting for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your child’s learning journey. With this in mind, we hope to provide you with a range of opportunities to allow you to gain an insight into life as part of our special Berkswich community and the chance to ask questions. We certainly welcome the opportunity to support and reassure you as you organise your child’s first steps into Nursery and Reception. We are offering virtual meetings to provide an opportunity for new parents to meet our headteacher, EYFS leader and teaching staff. This will provide a great opportunity for you to ask questions and find out about our community and learning at Berkswich CE. Your child is a vital part of this process, and so we welcome them to join in with the meeting.

Reception slots

Tuesday 17th November 9am – 10:30am

Tuesday 1st December 3:30- 5:30pm

Tuesday 8th December 9am – 10:30am

Nursery slots

Tuesday 19th January 9am– 10:30am

Tuesday 2nd February 3:30—5:30pm

Tuesday 9th March 9am—10:30 am

To book your ten-minute virtual meeting on one of the following days please call the school office on 01785 337360 or send an email to

Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.

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Coronavirus, School Closure & Parent Support

Berkswich CE Primary continues to welcome vulnerable pupils and key / critical worker children into school during the national lockdown commencing 5th January 2021. We continue to follow strict guidelines and rapidly respond to any government guidance and updates. 


Please continue to check emails and schoolcomms communications for the latest school news and updates including government advice. Further information and links may be found by clicking on the stars below.


We urge all parents to adhere strictly to the government guidelines below to ensure the safety of all children, staff and families. 


Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms. Alert school immediately if your child who is in attendance at school and contracts cororavirus or someone in your household does. 


Stay at home and keep your away from school if you or anyone in your household have either:


  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.


  • get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible

  • anyone you live with must self-isolate until you’ve been tested and received your result

  • anyone in your support bubble must self-isolate until you’ve been tested and received your result

  • Community testing is available for anyone without symptoms

  • If you test positive (you have coronavirus):

  • self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started – even if it means you're self-isolating for longer than 14 days

  • anyone you live with must self-isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started

  • anyone in your support bubble must self-isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started



If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

Please visit the NHS website to view more advice about staying at homeFurther advice can be found by clicking here.  



Handwashing advice


The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport. Click on the pencil link below for further information. 

Advice from Public Health England - Stay at Home due to coronavirus symptoms