School Development & Policies

Below you will find our School Improvement Priorities, Policies and information and links to useful websites.

All schools are required to have a clear set of policies and procedures. Some are a statutory requirement for schools and some are designed to ensure we follow best practice in all aspects of our operation. These policies and procedures provide a firm foundation for the day to day running of the school and enable pupils, staff, governors and parents to work together for the benefit of the education of our pupils.

 As an academy, Berkeley Primary School is also required to publish an annual report, annual audited accounts, a memorandum of association, articles of association, names of charity trustees and members and a funding agreement. In September 2016, Berkeley Primary School became a member of the Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust and ceased to publish separate documents. These documents can be found on the Documents  page of the Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust website,


School Admissions

We are delighted you are considering our school for your child’s education. Admissions to our school are run by Gloucestershire County Council.

 Our admission number for each year at school is 30. When this has been reached then you can still apply for a place but this will have to go to appeal which is run by Gloucestershire County Council.

 To get the latest advice on admissions visit the Gloucestershire County Council website below or alternatively phone us at school .

 There are two types of admissions and both are described below: 

  • Applying for a Reception Place for September 2024

 The closing date for applying for a Reception place is 15 January 2024. You will need to apply online using the website above. The Local Authority look at the schools you have put as a preference and see if they can offer you a place at any of them. Places will be offered on 16 April 2024. 

  • Applying for a place during the school year

 If you move to the area during the school year or your child needs to move school for other reasons, you will need to apply for a school place by contacting the school directly. Application forms are available from the school office or on the Gloucestershire County Council Website.

This process is very quick and you will be told if there is a place available in that year and whether your child can start. These applications can be made at any time and are called In-Year transfers. If there are no places available you would need to appeal to Gloucestershire County Council, and they will support you to find a school place for your child. If you are unsure of how to proceed please contact the school and we are happy to help.

Key Dates

Key dates for applications and appeals can be found on the Gloucestershire County Council Website 


School Development
Parent Policies
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Safeguarding Policies

All financial information relating to CBAT can be found here:

CBAT Documents