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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.

Strike Action Update

Dear Parents and Carers,


Following on from my previous communications regarding the strike action.   As communicated on the 17th January, the next strike day is tomorrow – Thursday 2nd March.   Apologies, I have not messaged sooner, it had slipped my mind, but there are also no further updates, as such.


Our staff are represented by several unions, including the NEU.   While the staff are not obliged to inform me of their intention to strike until the strike day, several of them have. Currently, no one has come forward to say they are striking, meaning all classes will be open.   However, please be aware that these arrangements are subject to change as any eligible member of staff can change their decision and take up their right to strike on the day.   With this in mind, I will still communicate the final closure list by 7:10am on Thursday 2nd March 2023.




Status: OPEN or CLOSED

Belmont Pre-School



Yr R: Pippin

Miss Cook


Yr R: Bramley

Mrs Willingale / Mrs Woodger


Yr 1: Jazz

Mr Edwards


Yr 1: Kanzi

Mrs Catmull / Mrs Hooker


Yr 2: Honeycrisp

Mrs Murray


Yr 2: Williams

Miss Histed / Miss Smith


Yr 3: Discovery

Mrs Robinson / Mrs Davis


Yr 3: Alexander

Mrs Jordan


Yr 4: Braeburn

Mrs Dyer


Yr 4: Gala

Mr Baker


Yr 5: Empire

Mrs Wade


Yr 5: Ruben

Mrs Armstrong


Yr 6: Russet

Mrs Rathbone


Yr 6: Sunrise

Mr Hale



If a class is listed as ‘CLOSED, the children in that class cannot attend school that day as the allocated staff member will be on strike.   The decision to strike is not one that is taken lightly and it is important we do not undermine the decision taken by our colleagues.   As such, there will be no remote learning provision for closed classes as we cannot ask a striking member of staff to provide this, nor is it acceptable to increase the workload of other staff to provide this.


All wrap around care provision will operate as normal on Thursday 2nd March, as will school meal provision for children in school. If your child is booked in to wrap around care and your class is closed for the day, please contact Mrs Jillians or Mr Leach in the office and they will coordinate reimbursement or rebooking.


As previously stated, we are not aware of anyone striking, but still consider alternate arrangements, just in case you need child care last minute.   I am sorry that some of you may have to make alternative arrangements for your child and I understand that this situation may be frustrating, however, I would ask that all members of our school community continue to treat each other with respect.


I will be in touch again regarding future strike dates closer to the time.


If you have any questions, please contact me via the school office.


Kind Regards


Mr C. Laker


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