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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

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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 413 children on role.
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 95.8%
  • Year 1 97.6%
  • Year 2 93.2%
  • Year 3 92.3%
  • Year 4 94.1%
  • Year 5 94.6%
  • Year 6 95.7%
  • Whole School - 94.7%

British Values

British Values at Barming Primary School


As part of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer at Barming Primary School, we have a commitment to promote fundamental British values as part of the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of our children.

Children that come to Barming Primary School will learn about British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


Democracy – How do we promote this?

  • Through our PSHE curriculum (Go-Givers) children learn about the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries.
  • We actively promote democratic processes by holding school council and house captain elections, whose members are voted for by the children.
  • We hold ‘mock elections’ to promote fundamental British values and provide children with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view.
  • We help pupils to express their views and ensure that all children are listened to.


Rule of law – How do we promote this?

  • Our  behaviour management system encourages children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and to understand how they can contribute positively to life at Barming Primary School.
  • Our behaviour management system helps children to distinguish right from wrong.
  • We help children to respect the law and the basis on which it is made.
  • We organise visits from outside agencies in the curriculum to teach children about road safety and public services such as the Police.
  • Children are taught aspects of both civil and criminal law and discuss how this might differ from some religious laws.


Individual liberty – How do we promote this?

  • We support children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • We encourage children to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights.
  • Our PSHE programme (Go-Givers) allows our children to have freedom of speech, challenge stereotypes and has built a strong anti-bullying culture at Barming Primary School.


Respect and tolerance – How do we promote this?

  • We promote respect for individual differences by discussing differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability and gender.
  • Help children to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
  • Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
  • Organise visits to places of worship.

MP Helen Grant visits Barming July 2019

Conservative MP Helen Grant visited our school to discuss the project we have been working on in Key Stage 2 as well as holding a question and answer session. Pupils have been thinking about the current issue of unlocking education for all. We shared our ideas about the importance of this topic with Mrs Grant, who was very impressed and promised to forward our work to the relevant MPs at parliament.

She also completed a question and answer session, sharing her views on Brexit, why she became an MP and what she does in a typical week. It was wonderful to host and share with her our recent Ofsted grading of Good, which she congratulated us on.

Remembrance Day 2019

Remembrance Day 2018

The children have been making poppies to honour those who fought in the war for us. These are displayed around the school. Year 3 and 4 even created a poppy field of remembrance!


Find out more by clicking here.

The Royal Wedding


On Friday 18th May 2018 we celebrated the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Miss Megan Markle. We were all very excited!


The children wore wearing red, white and blue or their party clothes and Contract Dining even put on a special lunch for us. It was YUMMY!


We then celebrated further by learning more about our royal family in the afternoon...