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.

BerkswichCE Primary School

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Mr Docherty - Top Tips



We asked Mr Docherty, our guitar teacher, for some top tips and advice. He had some great ideas...


What advice do you have for someone starting to learn a new instrument? What do you wish someone had told you?

Learning an instrument isn’t as easy at looks, and sometimes things take longer than you think they will. It takes hard work and commitment, but the results are definitely worth it.


Do you have a top tip when practising feels hard stick at?

Sometimes it’s useful to know when to stop practising. If you’re stuck, try having a break and coming back to it later. Also bear in mind that if you’re finding something difficult, that’s a good sign. Practice is supposed to be difficult – if everything feels easy, you’re not pushing yourself enough. The only way we get better at something is by challenging ourselves.


Did you ever feel like giving up? What stopped you?

I think everyone feels like giving up at some stage. It’s important to remember why you started in the first place. Try listening back to the song that made you want to pay, listen to the artist who inspired you, go to a live concert, etc.


What does music mean to you? How has it benefited you?

Playing music has not only been a very fun and rewarding hobby, but has also brought lots of exciting career opportunities and has allowed me to play at some very exciting places!