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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Parent Information and Tapestry

When you join Berkswich, you join a family - Parent December 2019


Parental Involvement

A key part of the Early Years at Berkswich is having whole family involvement to ensure a smooth transition, a well rounded experience and a positive learning environment. This comes in many different forms including, but not limited to;


  • Family lunches
  • Sharing learning events
  • Meet the teacher evenings
  • Learning Together sessions
  • Reading events
  • Invitations to nativities, summer performances and much more
  • Family trips


In the Early Years, we feel it is important that the children see a positive relationship between school and home. We encourage families to take part in events and try to schedule these for working parents to ensure maximum participation.


Communication between Home and School

At Berkswich, we use the communication app 'Tapestry'. This is available for all parents and paid for by the school. It is used by the teaching staff to record, document and assess the children's learning. These are all saved to the children's 'profile', which can be viewed by the parents/carers at home. Families can also add their experiences, so that the teaching staff can see how the children are progressing outside of school. This allows the staff to make well rounded decisions about the children.

When you join the school, you will receive information about how to log into and use 'Tapestry'.


In addition to 'Tapestry', we use several other ways to communicate with our Berkswich families.

  • An email and text system used throughout the primary school, to inform parents/carers of events, any issues and other important information.
  • A weekly newsletter with highlights from the week and upcoming events.
  • Our teaching staff are always on the Early Years gate in the morning and afternoon. Teachers will update parents and happily answer any questions here.