Welcome to Berkley School Website

Berkley School is a successful small rural school known for its caring ethos. It provides an idyllic environment for children’s physical, intellectual, spiritual, moral and social development. It is important to us all at Berkley to work as a team and we are all proud of our Berkley community. We hope our website gives you a flavour of who we are and what we do and provides you with a valuable source of information.

“In our school and within the love of god, we care, enjoy, celebrate, aspire and learn together”.




Go listen to the Berkley Rock Song! See News and Events below and click the image.

New admissions - please ring school on 01373 887390 to arrange a visit incl. Vacancies in Year 3 and 4

Christian value this term - COMPASSION

Childrens Plays - 10th - 13th December 2018

Key Information

Please find links to key information about the school.

Upcoming Calendar

Upcoming Events and Dates for the Diary. Somerset School Term Dates can also be found in our virtual office.

Bulletin Board

Holiday Activities

Click here igsportscoaching.co.uk and check out the event-calendar to see our exciting range of School holiday Activities held at Berkley School and  organised by I G Sports Coaching


School Magazine!

Look out for more fab reporting.  Did you all find the Berkley Bunny!

Autumn Term Magazine 2017

Spring Term Magazine 2018

Summer Magazine 2018

Autumn Magazine 2018

Current Vacancies

We currently have Year 3 and Year 4 vacancies

Our Virtual Tour

Created by our very own School Council




This is an outstanding school, where pupils achieve exceptionally well. Pupils greatly enjoy school and their behaviour and attitudes are exemplary. They feel extremely safe and adopt exceptionally healthy lifestyles. Pupils contribute very well to the local community, with the school being very much part of that community. Care, guidance and support are also outstanding, with the welfare of its pupils being a high priority of the school

Ofsted Inspection report 2011

The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is outstanding

The pursuit of excellence is both tangible and profound and evident at all levels of leadership. The Christian vision and values result in outstanding performance and academic achievement, impacting directly on personal development and well-being.

SIAMS Inspection 2016


Our Classes

Find out about our classes and see what goes on inside the classroom by clicking on the animals below.


Rabbit class has children from Reception and Year One. The class is taught by Mrs Appleby.


Squirrel class has children from Year One and Year Two. The class is taught by Mrs Hooper and Mrs Powrie (Mrs Hardwick is on maternity leave)


Badger class is at the top of the field next to the play trail. It has children from Year Three.  The class is taught by Mr Banton.



Owl class is at the top of the field next to the play trail. It has children from Year Four.  The class is taught by Mrs Langton.


We aim to give your child/children a secure, happy, successful and stimulating time while they are with us. We very much believe in the maxim
‘Each Child is my Child’

Steve Kirby, Headteacher

Safeguarding our Children

This school is committed to Safeguarding and Child Protection and aims to promote our pupils’ welfare, safety, health and guidance by fostering an honest, open caring and supportive climate. Our pupils’ welfare is of paramount importance.

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E Safety at Berkley

We have a very active E-Safety Committee with governors, staff, parents and pupil representatives.  The committee meet every  term to evaluate and develop safe working practices in school for pupils, staff and parents  in relation to E-Safety.

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Our School Development Plan

Berkley C of E First School is dedicated to being a place where each child enjoys attending, each member of staff enjoys working and each parent feels justly proud of the school’s achievements.

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School Mailing List

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