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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

Welcome back to Term 1...We are a GOOD school (Ofsted May 2019) .......
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 414 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 95.5%
  • Year 1 93.1%
  • Year 2 96.1%
  • Year 3 95.2%
  • Year 4 92.8%
  • Year 5 92.5%
  • Year 6 97.7%
  • Whole School - 94.7%

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 2022 intake from November 2021.


Your child is eligible for a place at Barming Primary School if they were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.


You can apply online through the Kent County Council website or by post and not through the school.  Applications will open in November 2021.  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 2021/2022 Year R admissions are as follows:


Application process opens: Thursday 5th November 2021

Deadline for applications: 15th January 2022 




You will be emailed on 16th April 2022 after 4pm with your place.




If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2022, you can appeal between 16th April and 14th May 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by Mid July 2022.  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.


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