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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%




We were extremely proud to be part of the Heart of Kent Hospice Elmer Project. 


The Heart of Kent Hospice have touched many of our lives and fundraising is key to keeping this wonderful place going.

Many schools/businesses took part to design a unique elephant that will be displayed in Maidstone to offer the whole community a chance to come together to recover, heal and have some fun after an awful year and as the pandemic continues..... This free outdoor walking trail provides a much needed boost to everyone's wellbeing and the local economy.


Mrs Wade our Art/DT Leader took the lead with the children to create our wonderful elephant with Mr Laker and Miss Rootes along for the ride...


We here at Barming are extremely proud of our creation! We took inspiration from our Trust and its name 'Orchard' and the fact we are all unique and different and that is what makes us fabulous! Then 'Buddy Appleton' was created... and we LOVE HIM!! We hope you do to!




Find out more about here by clicking on ELMER!!!





Our children have had lots of fun finding all the wonderfully decorated Elmer's and of course getting a photo of ours 'Buddy Appleton'.



Farewell Weekend


Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade Farewell Weekend

Join all 82 large and small Elmer sculptures for Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade Farewell Weekend from Friday 3 September until Sunday 5 September, to say your very own special goodbye.


Taking place at Lockmeadow, Maidstone, this is your chance to see all of our beautiful Elmer sculptures in one place!

You can view all 51 of the large Elmer sculptures and 31 small Elmers from the Learning Herd as they are reunited for the last time.


If you missed any Elmers out on the trail and want to see all the sculptures under one roof in an accessible location, then this is your chance! Plus, if you use the Parade app, you’ll still be able to unlock each Elmer and reveal some exclusive exciting rewards.


They are offering the following one-hour time slots on each day of the Farewell Weekend.

10:00am to 11:00am – quiet hour

11:15am to 12:15pm

12:30pm to 13:30pm

13:45pm to 14:45pm

15:00pm to 16:00pm

16:15pm to 17:15pm

With limited numbers the first hour of each day will be a dedicated quiet hour providing a quiet calm environment, open to everyone that would prefer reduced sensory stimulation.


Tickets prices:

Adults: £4

Children age 3 to 16 years (under 3’s FREE): £2

Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children /  1 adult and up to 4 children: £10

Concessions (senior citizens and students): £3

Carers (accompanying a disabled ticket holder): FREE

Groups of up to 10 adults: £36

Groups of up to 10 children: £18


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