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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.

Home Learning Information Update - Wednesday 25th March 2020

Home Learning Information

Update Wednesday 25th March 2020


I know many of you are feeling anxious about ‘home schooling’ so we are writing to put your mind at rest. We are currently in the process of putting suggested learning activities on our class learning pages and this information was shared with you today. However, please read below before you start.


  1. First of all, please take the pressure off yourself. You are not home schooling but supporting your child/ren during this unexpected time.
  2. Please do not feel you have to recreate an entire school timetable. Many of you will need to work from home and have 2 or 3 children on top of that. Alongside, washing, cooking meals and getting out to the shops for food. Let them have a bit of control of their timetable. Learning is not done to them but with them! This will also make for a happier household.
  3. Don’t panic about what every other school and child are doing. Do what suits your family. A photograph on facebook is not the whole picture!
  4. Go easy on yourself. Spend time talking as a family. Family time is so important and we get less and less time together now in this new digital world. I encourage you to use this time to reconnect. Have a family quiz night? Create your own ‘Guess Who’ game!
  5. Remember right now, your child is a little confused about what is going on and tired as we are nearly at the end of term. They will need their Easter break soon and will then be more able to learn again afterwards.
  6. Careful with your conversations. Children pick up on things and will watch the news and want to know what is going on.
  7. If your child is a little more anxious than usual spend the time talking things over with them. They will test you as children often test new boundaries.
  8. If you do follow the suggested activities on our class pages, please mark work with your child and look for as many positives as possible. We use language such as ‘could you have another go at this one? Or now could you try this?’.
  9. Use this time as an opportunity to teach them things like tie their laces, set the table, make the bed, play a board game, do some gardening etc ..
  10. Finally, be kind to yourself and each other in this time of uncertainty. You are all fantastic ‘life’ teachers; you will support your child with their learning in more ways than you know.
  11. At Barming Primary School we cannot wait for the children to return and the school become a bustling hub of learning again. Remember this is just a stop gap!


We will see you all soon.


Kind Regards


The Barming Team J

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