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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

Christmas is coming - EYFS Wednesday 7th December 2022 9.30am and 2pm and KS1 Friday 9th December 2022 9.30am and 2pm :-) Please ensure you have booked tickets!
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 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 94.9%
  • Year 1 94.9%
  • Year 2 95.6%
  • Year 3 89.5%
  • Year 4 95.8%
  • Year 5 95.3%
  • Year 6 95.5%
  • Whole School - 94.4%

Family Support Worker

School Health service parent feedback opportunity:

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

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
  • Social Services
  • Young Carers
  • Food Banks


All contacts with any of the above agencies (with the exception, on occasions, of Social Services) are made with total parental involvement.


I liaise with all school staff, always in the best interests of the children and their families and work impartially and confidentially if you ever need advice or support.

Please ask if you would like further advice and help accessing the right 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.




 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:



The phone number has changed.
It is now freephone: 
0800 0113 474 (open 8am to 6pm)



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

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


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.




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**



***** ONLINE COURSE FOR PARENTS ***** This looks good! Please click on the link below to view the information:

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




Contact Mrs Darby