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Barming Pre-School and Primary School

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

Barming Pre-School and Primary School

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

New Entrants Tours - Wednesday 1st & Wednesday 15th November 2023 (09:30-11:00am) - Please email to book a space
Welcome to Barming Pre-School and Primary School
We are a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 2 to 11 years old. There are currently 416 children on roll.
A Message from the Headteacher
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 92%
  • Year 1 92%
  • Year 2 94%
  • Year 3 94%
  • Year 4 94%
  • Year 5 92%
  • Year 6 93%
  • Whole School - 93%

Admission Arrangements

Admission to Reception Year at Barming Primary School

(For In Year Admissions, please see further below)


You may apply for a Reception year place at Barming Primary School for the September 2023 intake from November 2022.


Your child is eligible for a place at Barming Primary School if they were born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.


You can apply online through the Kent County Council website or by post and not through the school.  Applications will open in November 2022.  Exact dates and full details of how to apply will be available on the Kent Count Council website when applications open.  You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference. It is in your best interests to list 3 schools. Naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.


Key dates for 2022/2023 Year R admissions are as follows:


Application process opens: Friday 4th November 2022

Deadline for applications: Monday 16th January 2023 




You will be emailed on Monday 17th April 2023 after 4pm with your place.




If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2023, you can appeal between Monday 17th April and Friday 12th May 2023 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by Mid July 2023.  For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.


Kent County Council's admissions team can be contacted on 03000 416 789 for in-year places,

or 03000 416 111 for entry to primary school.

For advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email

For information about appealing for a primary school place, please visit where you will find information and documentation regarding the process.

Applying For an In Year Place at Barming Primary School


If you wish to apply for a place here at Barming Primary School (not in the normal admissions round for Reception Places), then you will need to complete the form below and return it to the school in it's original format (sorry we cannot accept photos of the form) along with your child's original full birth certificate and a proof of address.  This can be either a Mortgage/Rental Agreement, Council Tax Statement or a Utility Bill (not a mobile phone bill).  You will then be sent a letter offering your child a place if there is a space available.  Should there not be a space available for your child, you will be placed on our waiting list for your child's year according to your home's straight line distance from the school using the Kent County Council agreed method of measurement.  We will then only contact you after that should a place become available.


Schools Admissions Code

  • Barming Pre-School and Primary School,
  • Belmont Close, Barming,
  • Maidstone, Kent,
  • ME16 9DY
  • 01622 726472