Welcome to Berkley School Website


We hope you enjoy our virtual tour of our wonderful school!





Do you require a Child's School Place for September 2021 or are you looking to make a mid year application.

We can help, take a look at our virtual tour video below.

Government guidance allowing we will also be holding small group (outside of school hours), outdoor school visits on the 21st October and 11th November at 3.45pm and 4.45pm so if you would like to sign up to meet The Head, Deputy and SLT please ring 01373 887390 or email sch.030@educ.somerset.gov.uk


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.

The expresssion ‘Each Child is MY Child’ summarises the school’s approach.  We want each child to be cherished, supported, listened to, challenged, stimulated and indeed corrected, as we would our own.

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.

This Week

Don’t Forget

Our Classes

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


Rabbit class is our Reception Children. The class is taught by Mrs Appleby and Mrs Arthur.


Squirrel class is our Year One children. The class is taught by Mrs Hooper and Mrs Hardwick.


Badger class has children from Year Two and Year Three.  The class is taught by Mr Banton.


Owl class has children from Year Three and Year Four. The class is taught by Mrs Langton.

Holiday Activities

Click here igsportscoaching.co.uk and check out the event-calendar to see our exciting range of School holiday Activities held at Selwood Academy and  organised

by I G Sports Coaching

FBS Web Site

Click here www.berkleyfbs.co.uk and check out our upcoming fundraising events and sign up for any support and help you can give.





Berkley School successfully bid for funds to run an exciting STEM Project across the Frome Learning Partnership. We are proud to lead an exciting STEM project with the aim of engaging young children into STEM subjects as well as STEM careers. Recently Mr Banton organised for the 6 schools recruited to visit Whatley Quarry with the focus being STEM careers. This resulted in a competition for the children to design and engineer an end of quarry restoration project. The partnership has allowed all schools to attend CPD within Somerset as well as the National STEM Centre at York enabling us to share good practice and expertise amongst the Frome Schools. He also ran a successful STEM Fayre that was held at Selwood Academy which was very well attended. We aim for this partnership to continue with the intention of recruiting more schools and local businesses.



School Magazine!

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

Spring Term Magazine 2018

Summer Magazine 2018

Autumn Magazine 2018

Summer 2019 Magazine




Bulletin Board

Congratulations to Mr Banton and the team for gaining the School Games Silver Award. June 2019. Congratulations to Mrs Hooper and the team for gaining the E-Safety Award for the third time July 2019



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


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. We are very proud to announce that we have just gained the E-Safety Award for the third time, July 2019.

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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’

Suzanne Thompson, 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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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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