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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Transitioning to High School

Moving on to High School


Moving on from Berkswich to the high school you've chosen is a big moment, but we're here to help every step of the way. We want to make this experience positive, exciting and memorable.


Below are some activities, videos and links to help with transition when you're not at school.

Top Tips for Starting Secondary School

Top Tips for Starting your New School


  • Get organised! Make sure you pack your bag, with everything you need for the day, the night before, so you don't have to worry in the morning.


  • Remember to never be afraid to ask for help, or talk to someone you trust, like a parent or your form tutor if you’re concerned about anything.
  • Try to make an effort to make new friends.
  • First impressions last a long time, so make sure yours are good ones – for organisation, presentation, and behaviour! Make sure you don't put too much pressure on yourself.
  • Make the most of all the new opportunities. Have a go and try out new clubs and activities.
  • Learn where classrooms are (and the toilets!)
  • Keep a copy of your timetable with you so you know what time you need to be at school, and where you need to be.
  • Find what uniform you need, and what to bring in for sport.
  • Enjoy it! Making new friends and learning new things is exciting. Everyone else is in the same boat, so aim to have a good time!