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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.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Letter from Mr Laker

Dear Parents/Carers,


Drop Off / Pick Up


I am sorry to be contacting you again about this situation, but we must all play our part in protecting each other and ensuring our school can provide the well needed service of educating your children and remaining open as long as we possibly can, in light of the increase in Covid-19 cases.


Therefore, I am afraid to say that we are going to be stricter with the drop off and pick up rules in order to ensure we create space and avoid pinch points.   I appreciate that some will not be happy with the following, but we do need to do our part to ensure we keep as safe as we can.


Drop Off

  • Years R to 4 and any Year 5 or 6 child who needs to be dropped off with an adult, must come into school via the Main Gate.   Drop off points, times and routes remain the same.   Year 5 and 6 children will follow the Year 3 and 4 path and continue through the double ‘pencil painted’ gate, unaccompanied by an adult at this point, where they will continue to their normal entrance point.


  • Year 5 and 6 children who do not need accompanying will come through the North Street gate.   No adults are permitted to enter the site through the North Street Gate.  I am sorry to those families who live near the North Street gate and cannot use it, but many schools only have one entrance!


  • Remain 2 meters apart and give people space to get pass and offsite.   It has been noted that parents are starting to congregate closer to each other or wait for other parents.   Please collect your child(ren) and leave school promptly, remembering to keep your distance.   I don’t want to have to make face masks compulsory on site, BUT I WILL, if need be (other schools have started to implement this already)!


  • Stick to the routes – the lovely yellow brick path is clearly identifiable.   Follow pathways for entering the school and the road/car park to exit – please stick to these!   Cutting through the car park is quicker, but not safer!


Pick Up

  • Pick up points, times and routes remain the same.


  • Year R to 4 must now enter and leave the site via the main entrance.   Sorry if you left via North Street, but this has been causing issues with keeping relevant space.


  • Year 5 and 6 parents can come onto site via the North Street Gate if you are only picking up a child in these year groups.   However, you must be on site no later than 3:20pm.   If you arrive at the North Street Gate after this time, you will have to wait on North Street for your child (please inform them).   However, do not block the exit and congregate around the gate.   Thank you.


  • Children in Years 5 and 6 can leave via North Street or the Main Gate as all other parents should be off site by the time they are dismissed.   Parents of children in Years 5 and 6 can arrange to meet their children from Years 5 or 6 in Belmont Close.


I know some of you will find these changes frustrating, but due to an ever changing horizon we need to ensure the safety of all.   We all need to stick to the processes set out and try our best to not let them get to us!   I long for the day when we are back to ‘normal’, but as we all know, we are a way off from this!


Please support your school by abiding by the rules.   Every time someone bends the rules by taking short cuts etc, it creates me more work… I have more than enough – thank you!  


Yours sincerely


Mr Laker

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