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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

Welcome to Term 5 - Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May!
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.

Diary Dates 2023 to 2024

Barming Important School Dates 2023 to 2024


INSET DATES 2023/2024


INSET 1: Friday 1st September 2023 (Closed for children – Staff in)

INSET 2: Monday 30th October 2023 (Closed to all)

INSET 3: Tuesday 2nd January 2024 (Closed to children –Staff in)

INSET 4: Monday 22nd July 2024 (Closed for children – Staff in)

INSET 5: Tuesday 23rd July 2024 (Closed for all)

INSET DATES 2024/2025


INSET 1: Monday 2nd September 2024: Trust Inset 

INSET 2: Friday 29th November 2024: Closed  

INSET 3: Monday 24th February 2025: Trust Inset 

INSET 4: Monday 21st July 2025: Trust Inset 

INSET 5: Tuesday 22nd July 2025: Closed 

Barming Primary School

Diary Dates 2023 to 2024


Please note these dates are subject to change and additional dates may be added later. We will inform you of any changes via WEDUC.


Term One:

Friday 1st September 2023 to Friday 20th October 2023

  • INSET One: Friday 1st September 2023 (Closed for children – Staff in)
  • Monday 4th September and Tuesday 5th September: Parent Meetings for New Entrants Parents.
  • Tuesday 5th September: Year 1 and Year 2 ‘Meet the Teacher’ (3.30pm to 4pm)
  • Tuesday 5th September: Year 3 and Year 4 ‘Meet the Teacher’ (4pm to 4.30pm)
  • Wednesday 6th September: Year 5 and Year 6 ‘Meet the Teacher’ (3.30pm to 4pm)
  • Wednesday 6th September – Monday 11th September: Reception Morning/Afternoon Sessions.
  • Tuesday 12th September and Wednesday 13th September: Reception children staying all morning and for lunch.
  • Thursday 14th September: Reception children start full time.
  • Monday 25th September: Harvest Assembly for children by Rev Wil North
  • Monday 9th October: Applying for Secondary Schools Meeting with Parents and Residential– School Hall - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 11th October: Reception Talk: What is Read, Write Inc? What do we do in school and how can you support at home? (3.15pm to 3.45pm) Up in the Reception Classrooms.


Term Two:

Monday 30th October 2023 to Friday 15th December 2023

  • INSET Two: Monday 30th October 2023 (Closed to all)
  • Wednesday 1st November: New Entrant Tours 9.30am to 11am
  • Wednesday 15th November: New Entrant Tours 9.30am to 11am
  • Tuesday 7th November: Parent Consultations - 3.30pm to 5.30pm (Early)
  • Thursday 9th November: Parent Consultations - 3.30pm to 7.30pm (Including half hour teacher break - Late
  • EYFS Christmas Production:
  • Wednesday 6th December 9.30am: Production 1, 2.30pm: Production 2 (Two tickets per family)

  • Pre-School Songs:

    Thursday 7th December: 9.30am (Two tickets per family)

  • KS1 Christmas Production: 
  • Friday 8th December: 9.30am: Production 1, 2.15pm: Production 2 (Two tickets per family)
  • Wednesday 13th December: Year 3 and 4 Carols on the playground 3pm (Top playground)
  • Thursday 14th December: Year 5 and 6 Carols on the playground 3pm (Top playground)
  • Thursday 14th December: Christmas Lunch for the children in school
  • Friday 15th December: Christmas Jumper Day and Class Christmas parties (No party clothes please as Christmas Jumper day)


Term Three:

Tuesday 2nd January 2024 to Friday 9th February 2024

  • INSET Three: Tuesday 2nd January 2024 (Closed to children –Staff in)
  • Tuesday 6th February: Safer Internet Day


Term Four:

Monday 19th February 2024 to Thursday 28th March 2024

  • Week beginning - Monday 4th March: Book Week TBC
  • Monday 11th March to Wednesday 13th March: Year 6 Residential
  • Thursday 14th March: Year 6 National Tests Talk (3.30pm to 4.30pm) In Sunrise Class (Year 6) – Run by the Key Stage 2 Leader.
  • Thursday 21st March: Year 4 Multiplication Check Talk (3.30pm to 4.30pm) In Braeburn Class (Year 4). Run by the Year 4 Class Teachers.
  • Wednesday 20th March: Year 1 Phonics Talk (3.30pm to 4.30pm) In Jazz Class (Year 1). Run by the Year 1 Class Teachers.
  • Friday 22nd March: Reports Out


Term Five:

Monday 15th April 2024 to Friday 24th May 2024

  • Monday 13th May to Thursday 16th May: Year 6 National Test Week  
  • Wednesday 15th May: Year 5 Residential meeting in preparation for Year 6/ Kent Test (11+) Information 3:30pm to 4pm run by the Key Stage 2 Leader.


Term Six:

Monday 3rd June 2024 to Friday 19th July 2024

  • Monday 3rd June to Friday 14th June: Year 4 Multiplication Check
  • Monday 10th June – Friday 14th June: Year 1 Phonics Screening Checks
  • Tuesday 18th June: Parent Consultations  3.30pm to 7.30pm (Including half hour teacher break- Late)
  • Thursday 20th June: Parent Consultations 3.30pm to 5.30pm (Early)
  • Monday 10th June: Sports Morning Year 6, 5 and Year 4
  • Monday 17th June: Sports Morning Year 3, 2 and Year 1
  • Monday 24th June: Sports Morning Reception and Pre-School
  • Tuesday 9th July: Year 6 Production 9.30am to Parents and 6pm to Parents
  • Friday 12th July: Transition Day for all – This will be all day for the children.
  • Thursday 18th July: Year 6 Parent Picnic followed by Leavers Service 1.30pm
  • Friday 19th July: Year 6 Celebration day – Pupils only
  • INSET Four: Monday 22nd July 2024 (Closed for children – Staff in)
  • INSET Five: Tuesday 23rd July 2024 (Closed for all)




Dropping off.

Drop off points:


Reception children:   Via the side entrance up by Reception.

Years 1 and 2:   via the Breakfast and After School Club Door.

Years 3 and 4:   via the door to the right of the main school office entrance.

Year 5:   Ruben class via the door by Ruben class’ cloakroom/Empire class via the door between Empire class and Mr Laker’s office (door into Empire cloakroom).

Year 6:   Sunrise class via the Year 6 cloakroom door/Russet class via Russet fire exit door.


Years R, 1 and 2 via the left hand side pedestrian gate and Years 3 to 6 via the right hand side pedestrian gate.   


North Street gate can be used by anyone who lives nearer to the North Street Entrance. 


Drop off times will remain 8:35am to 8:50am.


Parents to drop and go in order to continue supporting the alleviation of parking issues around the school and will continue to leave through the vehicular access. Thank you 


SLT will welcome parents via the Main Entrance, so please feel free to find one of us if you have a query or a concern.



Picking Up.




Pick up times:

Reception children:   3:00pm

Years 1 and 2:   3:10pm

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6:   3:15pm


Pick up points:

Reception children:   outside the Reception Block.

Years 1 and 2:   Top playground (the one with the wooden boat).

Years 3 and 4:   Top playground (the one with the wooden boat).

Years 5 and 6:   Lower playground with basketball posts.

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