We would like to warmly welcome you and your child to Berkley School

DEAR PARENTS AND CARERS

I would like to welcome you to Berkley First School. Thank you for visiting our website. You will find information on all aspects of our school life and its community. The combination of our vibrant and exciting passion for education with our calm and nurturing environment makes our school a great place for all to learn.

Berkley School is, set in a semi-rural village location. Our grounds surround the school; we have a range of outside areas all of which enhance our children’s creative outside learning experience.

We believe that every child under ‘Each Child is my Child‘ should exceed in our school, with their achievements and milestones being recognised and celebrated amongst a caring family environment where home and school work together in partnership. With this ethos underlying our community, we firmly believe that ‘we are a small school with big ideas and we believe every child has the right to flourish and thrive’.

We strive to continue to provide an outstanding curriculum and learning experience for all our children.

I do hope you take time to view our website and if you would like to come and see the school in action, please contact us via telephone or email.

Suzanne Thompson 

Headteacher

IF YOU ARE JOINING US WITH A RECEPTION AGE CHILD IN SEPTEMBER

Meet your Teachers

           Mrs Appleby                          Mrs Arthur

https://youtu.be/YAKXul4N1GI                        https://youtu.be/SYVOryj_QII

Here we are sending you a wave, and we have recorded two stories for you to watch.  Enjoy!

Take a look at our classroom.

 

Look at what we have enjoyed doing in School

You will receive a Berkley Bunny Booklet. 

Please read through the Berkley Bunny Booklet together.

 Did you find the Bunny?

Other helpful tips for Parents of Reception Age children.

IF YOU ARE JOINING US IN RECEPTION OR ANOTHER YEAR GROUP THIS IS THE GENERAL INFORMATION YOU CAN READ OR WILL BE ASKED TO COMPLETE

School Prospectus

School Prospectus 2019-20

Governors Welcome

Governor Welcome 2020

Friends of Berkley School Welcome

Friends of Berkley School Welcome 2020

Please find a list of our welcome pack important documents that you and your child will need to read at the start of your Berkley school journey.

Welcome to Berkley First School documents

Thank you for completing all of the forms and reading the information. Please bring a long your completed forms at the collection and discussion sessions we are arranging for July where we will outline the main points to support your child’s transition into school.  We look forward to welcoming you to Berkley School!

Berkley School encourages open communication between home and school by producing regular newsletters to parents, we have a face book page in which staff and parents are actively involved in communication and it is great way to show us what your child has been doing at home.  Parents are also able to email school or pick up the phone as we are always available to help. Our school web site is also a great way to check for important school information and see what your child has been up to in school and at recent events.      

We often have articles in the local Paper to share all of the exciting events in school with our wider community.

Your child will be regularly offered the opportunity to take part in school, church community services.

We are always looking for volunteers who can give time to help in school. this can be by:

  • supporting reading,writing, numeracy, art, design and technology or other areas of the curriculum
  • supporting with the weekly visits  for swimming.
  • supporting trips and visits in the town and beyond.

Prior to commencing your work in school all helpers will be required to have successfully completed a DBS disclosure form which helps us ensure we are safeguarding all our pupils.