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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Our Violin Players


Advice from Our School Musicians


We are very proud of our violin players and know that their experiences will help others to persist and get the most out of their rewarding musical journey...




Which instrument do you play and when did you start?

I play the violin and started in Year Three. 


What do you like about playing an instrument? Why did you choose the guitar?

I chose the violin because most people who play the violin make beautiful music. I love the sound the violin makes; it makes me feel peaceful and calm. So far, I enjoy playing on two strings the most.  


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

Don't touch the horse hairs on the bow. Play smoothly without pausing until the next note.


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

Play the CD that comes with the book as it will help you to learn the right notes.


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

Don't give up and do your best!