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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

Welcome to Term 6 - Monday 3rd June to Friday 19 July! Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July are INSET days and we are closed to children.
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.

Forest School

Forest School Learning Area at Barming Primary School

 

Barming Primary School is one of just a few local schools lucky to have grounds large enough for such an area- indeed, many children and parents didn’t even know about this area as it was hidden behind trees at the bottom of the field!  Generous sponsorship and donations, particularly from local companies Gallaghers and Bovis Homes have funded the area. Without these donations this would not have been possible. 

 

We now have our very own Mark Croucher, who is running the school’s designated Forest School.  Mr Laker is keen for all children to be able to take part in Forest School from Reception children to Year 6.  This is an invaluable learning experience for the children at Barming.  Forest School is a safe environment where children learn outdoors in all weathers, experiencing changes in nature.  Children take ownership and responsibility of their outdoor area and learn to take risks. 

 

Forest School is widely recognised as an excellent opportunity for children to develop confidence through hands-on learning.

 

Miss Rootes and Mr Laker are eager to continue this fantastic provision which is now established.

 

 

Why FOREST SCHOOL?

There are multiple positive psychological and mental health improvements from nature based initiatives and green prescribing including but not limited to - improvements in depression, anxiety, stress, dementia and chronic illness. Those who regularly visit green spaces are also seen to be more motivated and gain additional benefits from those doing similar activities inside. The Public Health Outcomes Framework has identified the use of outdoor space for health benefits as a key performance indicator for public health.

 

'Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves. Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.' Forest School Association

Barming Primary School Forest School Site....

Look at what we get up to.....

  • Barming Pre-School and Primary School,
  • Belmont Close, Barming,
  • Maidstone, Kent,
  • ME16 9DY
  • 01622 726472
  • office@barming.kent.sch.uk
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