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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Our History Curriculum Intention

At Berkswich, we strive to inspire our children to become young historians and promote a curiosity and secure understanding about Britain and the wider world’s rich and exciting past. 


Our history curriculum breadth is shaped by the drivers that we feel are pertinent to our children’s backgrounds, beliefs and values. We are ambitious with the opportunities that we provide: teachers aim to equip each child with the vital background knowledge required to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence sift arguments and to develop perspective and judgement. This ensures that each child, including SEND children, gain the cultural capital they deserve in order to play an integral part of our community.


Our aim is to ensure that by the end of each key stage, children have a long-term memory of a purposeful body of procedural and semantic knowledge. Teachers build a working culture where encouraging children to ask questions and think critically leads children to develop perspective on the process of change. Our students will be able to relate previous learning to their current studies in order for their knowledge of the past to be strong and meaningful.


Through deep questioning and high-quality history subjects, our children will leave Berkswich being able to understand the complexity of people’s lives and the diversity of societies. By effectively communicating their ideas about the past, children will demonstrate their understanding of how the past has helped to shape our world today.