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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%




What is the difference between diversity and inclusion?


The quick answer is that diversity is difference, and inclusion is welcoming this difference.


The quotable answer is that diversity is being invited to the disco and inclusion is being asked to dance.


The philosophical answer is diversity is something you have and inclusion is something you do or diversity is more of a fact, inclusion is more of a feeling.


The scientific answer is that diversity is the difference and inclusion is getting the best out of that difference.


It is possible to have a diverse company where people do not feel included - and it is also possible to have an inclusive company, which is not very diverse.   At Barming we try to be inclusive and diverse.

Does Diversity Just Mean Someone Looks Different? 


The range of diversity is enormous and includes all differences, the most common being differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, age, social status, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.


Diversity often focuses on the differences between people. Inclusion is the act of welcoming and encouraging those differences.


Diversity is not just about visible differences, in fact, all the ways people can differ, extends way beyond visible differences.


The iceberg image below is used to describe diversity.   In diagrams like this, the water line represents all the differences we can usually see - or ‘visible diversity’.   Everything below the iceberg is usually invisible diversity. 


Even though all the diversity below the waterline is invisible diversity, it is still diversity.   People can differ hugely in their political beliefs, thinking style, personality, character and life experiences - these differences can become more noticeable the more you get to know someone, or they may remain hidden.



The ‘Inclusion’ in diversity and inclusion focuses on creating an environment where all different kinds of people feel like they belong, have fair (equitable) access to opportunities, and can thrive and succeed.

At Barming Primary School we strive to be as diverse and as inclusive as we possibly can - working with families to achieve this.

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