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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

New Entrants Tours - Wednesday 1st & Wednesday 15th November 2023 (09:30-11:00am) - Please email to book a space
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.

Last Week's Attendance:

  • Reception 92%
  • Year 1 92%
  • Year 2 94%
  • Year 3 94%
  • Year 4 94%
  • Year 5 92%
  • Year 6 93%
  • Whole School - 93%

We Introduce Mrs Ashley Crittenden!

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,


I write to introduce myself as the Executive Headteacher for the Orchard Academy Trust, of which Allington and Barming Primary Schools are a part of.  Many of you will be aware I have been appointed to this role, following the retirement of Mrs Young in July. I am very excited to start my new role, after 17 very rewarding years as a Headteacher at my previous school. Whilst this job is very new to me, being an integral part of primary schools is not, having started my teaching career in 1995!  As a mother myself, I am very aware of the importance of your child's time in Pre-School/Primary School and am committed to supporting Mrs Howson and Mr Laker in ensuring your child's time with us is a happy one.  Children come to school to learn, however there are a huge number of factors that need to happen to make this possible. As a Trust, we know and understand that the well-being of your children and our staff is essential in making schools happy, exciting and wonderful places to be.   Over the coming months, I look forward to getting to know both schools, their staff, pupils and families. Whilst you may not always see me, please know I will be working very hard to ensure the Orchard Academy Trust is developing as a trust where 'we inspire our children to thrive and lead fulfilling lives'. Wishing your children, a very happy school year ahead.


Kind regards

Mrs Ashley Crittenden Executive Headteacher Orchard Academy Trust  

"We inspire our children to thrive and lead fulfilling lives."

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