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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 5 - Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May!
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.

Changes to Drop Off and Pick Up Times

Dear Parents/Carers,


It is really important that all children arrive on the school site by 8:50am (not at or after 8:50am). 


The benefits to your child arriving at school on time are:


  1. It sets them up to have a successful day, rather than starting it on the back foot.
  2. They arrive with the rest of their classmates which avoids the embarrassment of walking into the classroom late, when all their peers are ready to work or have started work.
  3. Arriving on time is an invaluable skill and means you will rarely be late for work later on in life.


As of Tuesday 4th May, all children in KS1 (Years 1 and 2) and KS2 (Years 3 to 6) need to arrive at school between 8:35am and no later than 8:50am.   Children in Year R need to arrive at school between 8:40am and 8:50am.   Year R children can now enter via the small blue gate, through the double gates (for everyone else, except for Year R, only the timings have changed – everything else remains the same.   It is time to start getting ourselves back to ‘normal’!).   Any child arriving after 8:50am, will now need to enter school by the main entrance – they will no longer be permitted to enter the building via their Year group door.


Children arriving after 8:50am will be marked as ‘Late, code L – Late: arrived before registration closed’ and any child arriving after 9:00am will be marked as ‘Late, code U – arrived after registration closed’.   Registration will close promptly at 9:00am.


If your child is persistently late without a valid excuse or a pre-agreed reason with the school, it could lead to further action being taken and the involvement of the Kent County Council Attendance and Punctuality Team.   Discussions will be held with the parents in order to ascertain whether or not the school can support the family further.   If attendance/punctuality does not improve, a Penalty Notice could be applied if it is deemed necessary.


We do acknowledge that lateness cannot always be avoided and traffic/accidents etc. cannot be helped.   If this is the case, please inform us as soon as possible or on arrival.   Thank you.


Please support your child’s education and well-being by getting them into school on time.   Thank you to all those families who regularly get their children to school on time – we very much appreciate it.


Pick Up times:


As of Tuesday 4th May, pick up times are as follows:


Year R:   3:00pm


Years 1 and 2:   3:10pm


Years 3 to 6:   3:15pm


Please be on time to collect your child/ren.   If you are going to be late for an unforeseen reason, please inform the office by 3:00pm or book your child into ‘After School Club’.   Thank you.


Kind Regards,

The Barming Primary School Team

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