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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

Reception Intake: September 2021 - please see our Virtual Tour, under the About us Tab - Tour of the School. We hope you enjoy!
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 411 children on role.
A Message from the Head of School
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 87.7%
  • Year 1 89.1%
  • Year 2 89.8%
  • Year 3 89.9%
  • Year 4 83.6%
  • Year 5 93.9%
  • Year 6 96.8%
  • Whole School - 90.5%

Family Support Worker

Family Support Worker


Our Family Support Worker here at Barming Primary School is called Mrs Darby.


Mrs Darby's 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. Mrs Darby works 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 she is here as a listening ear. Mrs Darby has access to a number of agencies who may be able to provide support to you and your family. Any query, large or small that you may require assistance with, Mrs Darby is here to help.


Mrs Darby liaises with all school staff, always in the best interests of the children and their families. She works impartially and confidentially and can provide a ‘listening ear’ if you ever need advice or support.


There are many organisations and support groups for advise and support.

Some examples are:


Young Minds -  for Mental Health issues

Porchlight -  for Housing issues

Holding on Letting Go -  for Bereavement

Involve Maidstone Foodbank  for help with food

National Debtline  for financial issues

Bower Grove Parents support group  for support and advice regarding special needs


Please ask Mrs Darby for further advice and help accessing the right support.


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

0300 123 4496


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


Mrs Darby aims to be outside on the playground in the morning on these days.


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

** 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**



DEAR PARENTS/CARERS - I am adding links and resources below for you to access and use at this time. Please contact me with any queries.



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

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

*** FREE NEW COURSE AS OF January 2021***

Contact Mrs Darby