Video Introduction to ‘The Berrywood Way’

Whether you are looking for a place for your child to start with us in Year R or are moving your child in year from another school, hopefully you can find all of the information you need on this page.

  • When can I apply for my pre-school child to start school?

    If your child is 4 or will turn 4 before 1st September 2024, they can start school in September 2024.

    For more information go to

    Applications open for Hampshire residents on 1st November 2023

    For those without an internet connection you can collect an application form from our school.

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 15th January 2024.

    You will be informed by the HCC admissions team of places offered by Tuesday 16th April 2024.

  • Do you have any open days for prospective Year R parents?

    We are having three open afternoon sessions:

    Thursday 14th September 2023

    Tuesday 3rd October 2023

    Thursday 19th October 2023

    at 5:00 pm

    You will be welcomed by members of the Senior Leadership Team and following a short introduction to our school you will be taken on a tour .

    After this there will be a chance to chat with staff and find out more about ‘The Berrywood Way’ over a cup of tea or coffee.

    Please contact us via telephone on

    01489 780068, alternatively

    email us on

    to book your place on one of the dates and times


  • Do you operate waiting lists?

    The school operates a waiting list which strictly adheres to the Hampshire County Council admissions policy criteria. Please note that this is a dynamic list which can change as people move into and out of the area.

  • I would like to move my child to your school, how do I go about this and can I arrange a visit?

    In the first instance you must fill out an in year application form on the Hampshire County Council admissions website. We welcome telephone calls to establish whether we currently have places and if a waiting list is in operation for that particular year group. If we are in a position to offer you a place we will arrange a visit for you and your child to come and meet us. Unfortunately, due to the size of our school and length of our waiting lists, we do not routinely offer tours of the school unless we are in a position to offer you a place.

  • If I am on a waiting list, how long would I usually wait?

    Unfortunately we are unable to answer this as it is dependent on whether a family leaves our school or not and also the dynamic nature of the waiting list. Once you are on our waiting list, you will remain on it until the 31st August of the academic year you apply. After this, if you have not been offered a place and wish to remain on our list, you will need to re-apply.

  • How do I find out if I live in your catchment area?

    You can kind find a list of the roads in our catchment area on the link below or clicking on the following link to HCC.

  • Year R Welcome Letter 2023 View
  • Settling in Sessions Grid 2023 View
  • Getting to Know Me Booklet 2023 View
  • Starting School 2023 View
  • School Readiness Leaflet View
  • Catchment Areas View
  • Hand Book 2023 View