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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

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.

Loss and Bereavement Support

Loss and Bereavement

Grief after bereavement or loss

Most people experience grief when they lose something or someone important to them.   If these feelings are affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

Symptoms of bereavement, grief and loss

Bereavement, grief and loss can cause many different symptoms and they affect people in different ways.   There's no right or wrong way to feel.


As well as bereavement, there are other types of loss such as the end of a relationship or losing a job or home.


Some of the most common symptoms include:


  • shock and numbness – this is usually the first reaction to loss, and people often talk about "being in a daze"
  • overwhelming sadness, with lots of crying
  • tiredness or exhaustion
  • anger – towards the person you've lost or the reason for your loss
  • guilt – for example, guilt about feeling angry, about something you said or did not say, or not being able to stop your loved one dying


These feelings may not be there all the time and powerful feelings may appear unexpectedly.


It's not always easy to recognise when bereavement, grief or loss are the reason you're acting or feeling differently.

Stages of Bereavement or grief


Experts generally accept that we go through 5 stages of bereavement or grief:


Denial – feelings of shock, disbelief, panic or confusion.

Anger – feelings and behaviours such as blaming yourself or blaming others.

Depression – feeling tired, hopeless or helpless – like you have lost perspective or feel isolated.

Bargaining – feelings of guilt often raise questions like "If only I had done more".

Acceptance – this does not mean that you like the situation, it’s about accepting your loss and being ready to move forward.


Although these are accepted as the most common stages of grief, everyone experiences grief differently.


Read more about what grief can feel like on the Mind website


Most people go through all these stages, but you will not necessarily move smoothly from one to the next.


Your grief might feel chaotic and out of control, but these feelings will eventually become less intense over time.

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