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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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to help support pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6’). The funding is used to provide additional educational support to improve progress and to raise the standard of achievement for pupils who are, or who have ever been, registered as eligible for Free School Meals. Currently, primary schools receive £1,345 per pupil, per year.


A Service Pupil Premium is allocated for children whose parents are in the armed forces. This funding is specifically aimed at providing pastoral support ensuring the social and emotional well being. Each school receives £310 per pupil, per year for this.


In addition, children who are adopted or on a special guardianship receive extra funding called Pupil Premium Plus. This attracts a higher rate of £2345 per year, per child and this funding is used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers and whilst also ensuring the social and emotional well being. 


At Berkswich, we believe that the highest possible standards can only be achieved by having ambitious expectations of all learners. Some pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds require additional support; therefore, we use all the resources available to help them reach their full potential, including the Pupil Premium allocation.


The was created to provide funding for three key areas:

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers.
  • Providing funding for LAC (Looked After Children) and previously LAC 
  • Supporting pupils with parents in the armed forces.





How can I find out if my child is entitled to Pupil Premium?

The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. You can apply online by clicking on the website link below.


If you would like to speak to a member staff for more information, please contact the office by calling 01785 377360 and they will be happy to direct you to the appropriate member of staff who will assist you through this process.


Children in Reception and Key Stage One are automatically entitled to a free school dinner; however, registering your child for free meals will entitle them to additional support.

Pupil Premium Policy

Pupil Premium Report Statements