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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%


Attendance Information 


Government Guidelines:

Children must get an education between the school term after their 5th birthday and the last Friday in June in the school year they turn 16.


When can my child/ren miss school?

You can only allow your child to miss school if either:

  • They’re too ill to go in
  • You’ve got advance permission from the school


Can my child/ren have a holiday in term time?

You have to get permission from the Headteacher if you want to take your child out of school during term time.

You can only do this if:

  • You make an application to the Headteacher in advance (as a parent the child normally lives with)
  • There are exceptional circumstances

It’s up to the Headteacher to agree how many days your child can be away from school if leave is granted. If you do not get permission from the school it will be unauthorised and you may get fined!


What happens when my child is late?

We consider your child to be late if they arrive after 8.50am. If your child is late into school we ask that you sign your child in and explain why you were late. We understand that sometimes this can't be helped with traffic or car trouble. We do however, expect your child to be in on time. The lateness is then monitored and any child with 3 or more late marks in a week will receive a letter home about their attendance. If this is then continues we will ask you to come in for a meeting with us to discuss a way we can support you with getting to school on time.

Current Attendance Information from the school 2022 to 2023:

Why Is Attendance Important?



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