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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%

Family Support Worker



Here are some ideas for keeping your little ones occupied over the holidays!


Please click on the links to view:


Maidstone Museum summer activities programme-


Kent Life Summer activities-


Maidstone YMCA Holiday club-


Days out with kids-


Tyland Barn-


Let's Go with The Kids-


Maidstone Library-

Children's Centre's across Maidstone offer groups and classes and summer activities.

Family Support Worker



Hello, my name is Mrs Darby, and I am the Family Support Worker at Barming Primary School.


My role is to provide pastoral support to parents/carers and help with any issues that you may have in relation to supporting your children, both at home and in school. I work to encourage parental involvement within school, signpost to agencies (where appropriate) and support children in school. Should you have a personal concern or school related issue, then I am here as a listening ear. I have access to a number of agencies who may be able to provide support to you and your family, for issues such as:

  • Bereavement Services
  • Children’s Centres
  • Counselling/Play Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Housing
  • Parenting Programmes
  • School Nursing
  • Early Help
  • Young Carers
  • Food Banks
  • Domestic Abuse support



I can liaise with school staff on your behalf and work impartially and confidentially if you ever need advice or support.




I also work with families regarding attendance. All pupils should be in school between 8.30am and 8.50 am so they are sitting in class ready to learn by 9.00 am.

If your child is ill, the school office should be informed as soon as possible on the first day of absence. Our preference is that you do this via the StudyBugs app, but you can also email or phone. Please give your child’s name, class and reason for absence.




Below are some useful services and resources:


Early Help/Children’s Social Services

03000 41 41 41


Kent Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service


0300 1234496

Young Minds

0808 8025544






Kent Young Carers

0300 111 1110




Information Advice and Support Services-SEND

0300 041 3000


National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children-NSPCC


0808 800 500



0800 1111


Online Safety

CEOP-Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

New online app for parents-


Report a crime



School Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Rootes


Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Mrs Stere






Additional Support Services-Advice and Well Being


Headstart Kent Resilience Hub


Anxiety UK


Harm less (self-harm support)


Anti-Bullying Alliance



Additional Learning Needs

British Dyslexia Association


National Autistic Society

Child Bereavement UK



Slideaway Local Bereavement Charity

Child Bereavement UK


Healthy Lifestyles

School Nursing Service

0800 0113 474


British Nutrition Foundation



Local Support


Mrs Darby - Hours of work are:

Monday – 08:30 – 3.30

Tuesday – 08:30 – 3.30

Thursday – 08:30 – 3.30

Friday - 08.30 - 3.30


I aim to be outside on the playground in the morning on these days.


You can contact me on - 01622 726472 or via the email link at the bottom of this page.


This is a leaflet on Mental Health for parents and carers:



Allington Primary has organised the following course, which is open to parents at Barming school:


Family Language Course (ESOL - English for speakers of other languages) at Allington Primary School.


We are pleased to have teamed up with Kent Adult Education, who will be coming into Allington school to deliver a Family English course.

This course starts on Tuesday 17th January 2023 and will run each Tuesday from 1pm - 3pm for 6 weeks (there is no class on 14th February).  This is an adult only course.


This course is designed to teach basic English language to mothers, fathers and carers to interact with the local community and enable adults whose first language is not English to practise speaking, listening, reading and writing language skills.


Content will include all/some of the following: 

· Introduce yourself and give personal information 

· Family –describing people and family members 

· Home – describe your house and rooms 

· Town – where you live and come from 

· Shopping – learning about different shops and likes and dislikes

· Food and drink – describing tastes, favourite food and drink 

· Work – practise filling in forms, describing different job roles 

· Health – parts of the body, describing symptoms and illnesses


For further information or to book a space on this course, please contact Mrs Hughes our Family Liaison Officer on 01622 757350 Ext 3 or email  Spaces are limited on a first come first served basis.



I have booked two Adult Education Workshops for the New Year:

- Confident Parent, Confident Child 2 hour Workshop on 23rd January 2023. Please contact me for a place on this course.


- Stepping Up into Secondary School 2 hour Workshop on 28th April 2023. Details to be released after Christmas.



Here is a link to a video about starting secondary school:

School Health service parent feedback opportunity:

Please click on the link below for information about activities available over the holidays:



Please see this interesting information from the Kent Educational Psychology service:

Kent Educational Psychology Service


Dear Parents/Carers,


Kent Educational Psychology Service now has a Parent Consultation Line which consists of a free 30-minute phone or video consultation.


This is to provide support and guidance to parents to support children's wellbeing and learning, including:


-social and emotional issues

-concerns about behaviour

-family relationships

-concerns about learning

-daily routines including sleep


To access this service please email with the following information:


-your name

-phone number

-a convenient time to call (morning or afternoon)

-your child's year group

-a brief description of what you wish to discuss


If you have any questions about this, please come and talk to Mrs Darby.

Please see the following information regarding a free emotional resilience course for 9 - 13 year olds:


Bounce Back is a six-week programme which aims to look at emotional resilience in young people. This course looks at how people can combat stress, deal with their emotions, and also how they can reduce levels of anxiety - all with the aim of encouraging young people to ‘bounce back’ from the challenges which they face in life.

Spaces are free but fill quickly. For more details on our Bounce Back courses, visit the Maidstone Mind website

See below for a local charity offering support to mums and children:

Local charity

Below is the link for the KENT RESILIENCE HUB , which is full of great information, resources and ideas for supporting our children and young people:

***THE FAMILY HUB - Parenting support and resources***

Please see the link below to some great ideas to support families at home at this time:

** I am aware that many families and children are feeling anxious and concerned about a whole range of issues at the moment.  Here is a link to a great website with lots of information and support for anxiety and other issues during this time:


If you would like to discuss anything, you can contact me via the email link at the bottom of this page**



***This was a useful video on the BBC recently, about supporting our children's mental health at the moment:




Contact Mrs Darby

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