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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

Non-School Uniform Day - Friday 17th May 2019 (circus theme or own clothes), £1 donation to the PTA
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 406 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 93.1%
  • Year 1 91.6%
  • Year 2 86.9%
  • Year 3 90.2%
  • Year 4 95.9%
  • Year 5 95.7%
  • Year 6 96.4%
  • Whole School - 92.9%

Session Times & Term Dates

Our School Day


For children in Year 1 to Year 6 the school day starts at 8.50am.


The arrangements are as follows:


  • Children can arrive or be dropped off between 8:35 am and 8:49 am.   All children should be in their classrooms by 8:50am – after this time children will be marked as late.
  • Children arriving and parents/adults dropping off need to come to the top playground (the playground with the train and traversing wall) where the children will then walk up the appropriate steps and walk into school.   Years 3 and 4 to walk up the stairs nearest to the main school gate (near Year 3 and 4 classrooms); Years 1, 2, 5 and 6 to walk up the stairs furthest away from the main school gate by the Year 6 classrooms.   All children will go through their normal doors, hang up their belongings and enter their classrooms.
  • Once parents have seen their children enter the building they are free to go.
  • Appropriate numbers of staff will be outside to ensure children go straight in.
  • Class teachers (or Teaching Assistant will be in class if Teacher is on duty) will be in class to welcome the children in the morning from 8:35am.



Should you have any messages that need relaying to the teachers, please note them in the contact book. The adult on duty will be able to pass on some messages, but there will be a limit to how many they will be able to hold in their heads, so you may prefer to ask your child to pass on the message or to wait and catch the teacher at the end of the day!


Reception children are met by their class teachers by the exit door

to their block.


Reception Children: School day ends at 3pm

Year 1 and Year 2: School day ends at 3.10pm

Year 3 to Year 6: School day ends to 3.15pm

Barming Primary School

Diary Dates 2018/2019


Please note these dates are subject to change and more dates may follow.




Monday 3rd September 2018

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Friday 4th January 2019

Monday 22nd July 2019

Tuesday 23rd July 2019


Term One:

Monday 3rd September – INSET DAY – NO children

Monday 3rd September to Friday 19th October 2018

Wednesday 12th September: Year 5, Year 3, Year 1 Meet your child’s Class Teacher 2.30pm to 3pm

Thursday 13th September: Year 6, Year 4 and Year 2 Meet your child’s Class Teacher 2.30pm to 3pm

Monday 17th September: Drama Workshop for EYFS and Key Stage 1

Monday 24th September: Harvest Assembly by Rector Wil North (Children only)

Thursday 27th September: Year 6 Residential Meeting at 3.30pm to 4pm

Monday 1st October: Teamwork Day

Tuesday 2nd October: Year 5 Year Group Assembly 9.15am to 9.45am

Friday 5th October: Individual Photographs – Braiswick

Friday 12th October: Athlete Visit

Tuesday 16th October: Year 2 Year Group Assembly 9.15am to 9.45am

Thursday 18th October: Year 6 at Wildwood


Term Two:

Monday 29th October to Wednesday 19th December 2018

Tuesday 6th November: Parent Consultations 3.40pm to 5.30pm (Early)

Thursday 8th November: Parent Consultations 3.40pm to 7.40pm (Including half hour teacher break- Late)

Monday 12th November to Friday 16th November: Anti-Bullying Week

Tuesday 13th November: Year 4 Year Group Assembly 9.15am to 9.45am

Wednesday 14th November: Share the journey session for Reception Parents 9am to 10.30am

Monday 19th November to Friday 23rd November: Road Safety Week

Tuesday 20th November: Outdoor Maths Day

Thursday 6th December: Year 3/4 Church Service for Christmas 1.45pm

Friday 7th December: Year 5/6 Church Service for Christmas 1.45pm

Monday 10th December: Year 1 and Year 2 Production 1.45pm

Tuesday 11th December: Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas Production 1.45pm

Wednesday 12th December: Early Years Nativity 9.15am

Wednesday 12th December: Christmas Lunch

Thursday 13th December: Panto for all children- in school


Term Three:

Thursday 3rd January and Friday 4th January 2019 –INSET DAYS- No children

Thursday 3rd January to Friday 15th February

Monday 21st January: Open Classrooms (No appointment needed just come after school until 4pm)

Tuesday 22nd January: World Religion Day

Friday 25th January: Year 6 Magistrate Visit

Monday 28th to Friday 1st February: Story Telling Week

Tuesday 29th January: Year 3 Year Group Assembly 9.15am to 9.45am

Tuesday 5th February: Safer Internet Day

Thursday 7th February: Year 6 and Parent Picnic Lunch 1.30pm in the hall followed by Parent Internet Safety Talk at 2.30pm to 3pm


Term Four:

Monday 25th February to Friday 5th April 2019

Monday 4th March to Friday 8th March: Book Week

Monday 4th March: Author Visit

Wednesday 6th March: Young Shakespeare for Year 5 and Year 6 (Hamlet)

Thursday 7th March: Year 2 National Tests Talk (3.30pm to 4.30pm)

Friday 8th March: Dress Up Day (Your child will need a costume for this)

Monday 11th March: Young Scientist Day

Tuesday 12th March: Parent Consultations 3.40pm to 7.40pm (Including half hour teacher break- Late)

Thursday 14th March: Parent Consultations 3.40pm to 5.30pm (Early)

Monday 18th March: Year 6 National Tests Talk (3.30pm to 4.30pm)

Tuesday 19th March: Year 1 Year Group Assembly 9.15am to 9.45am

Thursday 21st March: Year 1 Phonics Talk (3.30pm to 4.30pm)

Monday 1st April: Easter Assembly by Rector Wil North (Children only)

Friday 5th April: Easter Egg Hunt (In school time/Organised by the teachers)


Term Five:

Tuesday 23rd April to Friday 24th May

Whole of May: Year 2 National Tests (Spread out over individual days)

Monday 6th May: Bank Holiday

Monday 13th May to Friday 17th May: Year 6 National Test Week

Monday 13th May: Residential Meeting for Year 6 (3.30pm to 4.30pm)


Term Six:

Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July–INSET DAYS- No children

Monday 3rd June to Friday 23rd July

Wednesday 5th June, Thursday 6th June and Friday 7th June: Year 6 Residential

Monday 10th June to Friday 14th June: Year 6 Safety in Action (TBC)

Monday 10th June to Friday 14th June: Year 1 Phonics Screening Checks

Tuesday 11th June: EYFS Year Group Assembly 9.15am to 9.45am

Wednesday 19th June: KS2 Sports AM and EYFS and KS1 PM (Parents Welcome)

TERM DATES 2018 to 2019


Staff Training Day (1) Monday 3rd September (No children)


Term 1 starts Tuesday 4th September and ends Friday 19th October

Autumn Break Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October


Term 2 starts Monday 29th October and ends Wednesday 19th December

Christmas Break Thursday 20th December – Wednesday 2nd January


Staff Training Days (2 and 3) Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th January (No children)


Term 3 starts Monday 7th January and ends Friday 15th February

February Break Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February


Term 4 starts Monday 25th February and ends Friday 5th April

Spring Break Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April


Term 5 starts Tuesday 23rd April May and ends Friday 25th May

Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

May Break Monday 27th May – Friday 31 st May


Term 6 starts Monday 3rd June Term 6 and ends for children Friday 19th July


Staff Training Days (4 and 5) Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23 rd July