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Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Christmas is coming - EYFS Wednesday 7th December 2022 9.30am and 2pm and KS1 Friday 9th December 2022 9.30am and 2pm :-) Please ensure you have booked tickets!
Welcome to BarmingPrimary School
Barming Primary School is 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.

Last Week's Attendance:

  • Reception 94.9%
  • Year 1 94.9%
  • Year 2 95.6%
  • Year 3 89.5%
  • Year 4 95.8%
  • Year 5 95.3%
  • Year 6 95.5%
  • Whole School - 94.4%

Scarlet Fever

IMPORTANT - Scarlet Fever - Please Read

 

Dear Parent / Carer ,

 

We have been informed that a number of children who attend Belmont Preschool & Barming Primary School have been diagnosed with suspected scarlet fever. We have taken advice from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and would like to give you some more information about these infections.

 

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is also a mild childhood illness but unlike chickenpox, it requires antibiotic treatment. Symptoms include a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting, followed by a fine red rash which typically first appears on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body. On more darkly-pigmented skin, the scarlet rash may be harder to spot, but it should feel like 'sandpaper'. The face can be flushed red but pale around the mouth. As the rash fades the skin on the fingertips, toes and groin area can peel.

If you think you, or your child, have scarlet fever:

• See your GP or contact NHS 111 as soon as possible

• Make sure that you/your child takes the full course of any antibiotics prescribed by the doctor.

• Stay at home, away from nursery, school or work for at least 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection

 

Complications

Children who have had chickenpox recently are more likely to develop more serious infection during an outbreak of scarlet fever and so parents should remain vigilant for symptoms such as a persistent high fever, cellulitis (skin infection) and joint paint or swelling. If you are concerned for any reason please seek medical assistance immediately.

 

If your child has an underlying condition which affects their immune system, you should contact your GP or hospital doctor to discuss whether any additional measures are needed.

 

You can find more information on scarlet fever on the attached factsheet and on NHS choiceswww.nhs.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Barming Primary School Team

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