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Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Closed- Friday 2nd March 2018 due to unpredictable weather, unsafe access to site and insufficient staffing​. We are sorry for any inconvenience - Please look on Class Pages for further Activities should you wish to do them.
Welcome to BarmingPrimary School
Barming Primary School is a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 4 to 11 years old. There are currently 403 children on role.
A Message from the Head of School
Barming Primary School has so much to offer. Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to flourish and achieve their goals. Come and find out what we are all about!
Orchard Academy Trust
Barming Primary School is an Academy and is part of the Orchard Trust family of schools. The Trust currently consists of Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.

Last Week's Attendance:

  • Reception 100%
  • Year 1 94.6%
  • Year 2 91.7%
  • Year 3 97.4%
  • Year 4 96.7%
  • Year 5 98.3%
  • Year 6 93.9%
  • Whole School - 95.4%


All the Governors and staff at Barming Primary School share an objective to help keep the children safe by contributing to:


  • Providing a safe environment for them to learn.
  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action, with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.


To achieve this objective, we:


  • Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children.
  • Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice.
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe.
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Rootes (Director of School Improvement).


Deputy Leads are - Mr Laker (Head of School) , Mrs Rathbone (Key Stage Leader) and Mrs Darby (FLO).


The Safeguarding/ Child Protection and Internet Safety named Governor is Mr Brinn.




Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy December 2017



All staff have completed the 'Online General Awareness Training'.

Miss Rootes and Mr Laker have completed Online Safety (e-safety) for Designated Safeguarding Leads - 11th October 2017

Miss Rootes has completed E-Safety Guidance for Practitioners working with children - 27th October 2017

Miss Rootes and Mr Laker have also completed Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme - 26th October

Miss Rootes has completed FGM training - 9th Feb 2017

Mr Laker has completed FGM training - October 2017

Miss Rootes has completed Safer Recruitment training - 14th Feb 2016

Mrs Rathbone and Mrs Darby completed Designated Safegaurding Lead Person Training - 10th October 2017