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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 4!
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.



We love History and Geography at

Barming Primary School!

HISTORY - What have we been up to?



Barming Pre-School and Primary School would like to take a moment and thank those who lost their lives on active service in all conflicts; from the beginning of the First World War right up to the present day. We also remember all those who have served and their families. Finally, we would like to thank all those still fighting for us and protecting us in order to keep us all safe!




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History Challenge Term 2


As you will all be aware Armistice Day (Remembrance Day) is on 11th November. We would like to focus our History Challenge on this key event to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in the line of duty and also celebrate and support veterans of combat.


Challenge: Can your child create a poppy using recycled materials?


Deadline: Friday 17th November


Please drop your artwork to the office.


Some ideas below to get you thinking…




Year 2 Visit - How have schools changed?

This term Year 2 are learning about how schools have changed since the 1900s. They have been focusing on Barming Primary School and how it has changed. From looking at the old school building on South Street to what the children used to wear, Year 2 have really enjoyed learning about the differences and similarities. We were very lucky to have Mrs Bartlett come in and speak to the children as she attended Barming Primary school as a child. It was very interesting to hear how the school is different and some things which are very similar! 



Year 5 Trip - Tudor Workshop Leeds Castle

The Mayor of Maidstone Visit - Tuesday 2nd May 2023


We were really lucky to have a visit from the ‘Mayor of Maidstone’ today. He came into our assembly with Councillor Mrs Fay Gooch. He told us all about his job and what he does. Mrs Gooch then explained that our wonderful Barming Parish Council had organised for our children to have a special mug commemorating our new King Charles III's coronation. The Mayor finished by visiting our EYFS and Pre-School children who really liked his shiny gold chain!


We found out facts such as:

  • Maidstone has the oldest Mayor in the county – since 1549!
  • The Mayor has his very own security guard because his chain costs a lot of money!
  • The Mayor attends openings, parties, charity events and helps people celebrate their 100th birthdays.
  • Barming is mentioned in the Doomsday Book!


We had a really lovely afternoon and would like to thank the Mayor and Mrs Fay Gooch for their visit! 

Year 3:

Ancient Egyptian Workshop Experience.


To start our learning off we had a day full of fun and exciting activities, we learnt all about:

  • How and why the Ancient Egyptians used mummification
  • Investigating artefacts
  • Building an Ancient Egyptian city and facing different world events to see which city was the best
  • Playing the games 'Senet' and 'Mankala' 
  • Finishing off by becoming apprentice Egyptian Scribes and learning how to writer our names in hieroglyphics.


We all had an amazing day and learnt so much!

Year 5 Ancient Greek Debate!

Year 1 - How have Toys changed? Miss Rootes told us all about her old toys.....

Geography - What have we been up to?

 Geography Challenge for Term 1


How many street names can you find in Barming? You could go on a walk around the local area as a family, look at a map or explore Google Earth. Encourage your child to write a list of all the street names they can find (or write the street names for them), write your child's name & class name on the list and hand the list into the brown box in the school office before Friday 13th October. A winner will be announced before the end of half term and a prize will be awarded! Happy street name hunting!




Geography Challenge


Thank you so much to those children who completed this Terms challenge. We were so impressed with all of the entries! It was a very hard decision, but the winner is RIYANSHI in Ruben class. Not only did you spot lots of street names, you also included the postcodes. WOW! Well done to all those that took part! We hope you take part in our Term 3 History challenge! Details soon to follow. 



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