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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%

Family Support Worker

Family Support Worker


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


*****LATEST NEWS*****



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.


NEW FOR APRIL, MAY AND JUNE - Kent Adult Education Family Courses, which are all free to access.

***RETURNING TO SCHOOL ON 8TH MARCH*** Below are some resources which parents and carers may find useful:

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:




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

Contact Mrs Darby