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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

Welcome back to Term 2...We are a GOOD school (Ofsted May 2019) .......
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 4 to 11 years old. There are currently 414 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 95.5%
  • Year 1 93.1%
  • Year 2 96.1%
  • Year 3 95.2%
  • Year 4 92.8%
  • Year 5 92.5%
  • Year 6 97.7%
  • Whole School - 94.7%

Our Curriculum

We aim to provide a relevant, interesting, engaging curriculum that develops the whole child.  We have high expectations of children academically while understanding that their social, emotional, physical and spiritual development are just as important if they are to live happy and fulfilling lives.


We believe that as children grow and learn, they will develop their own curriculum interests but we have to teach them the knowledge and the skills to be able to do this. Through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum we cater for the interests of all children building on the knowledge that they need to know. 


The framework for the children’s learning is provided by the National Curriculum which sets out the core subjects of Maths, English and Science along with Computing, PE, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Religious Education and French/Spanish.  We also teach Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) attaching great importance to the development of social skills.  The curriculum encourages children to develop self-discipline and responsibility and to work collaboratively with others.


To find out more about the National Curriculum click and open the document below:

To find out more about the curriculum for your child follow the link below:


Tell me more about the curriculum



Reading and Phonics


At Barming Primary School we currently use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonic programme. Throughout Year R and KS1 we use a variety of reading schemes which have been book banded. From September 2022 we will be changing our Phonics Scheme. We are currently having training for this.


In KS2, for those children who are not yet secure with their phonic knowledge, the systematic ‘Rapid Phonics’ scheme is used. In Years 3 and 4 we use a variety of reading schemes which have been book banded. In Years 5 and 6 the children progress to choosing reading books from a range of children’s literature. 

LOOK at our broad and balanced curriculum.

It is not just about English and Maths here at Barming Primary School.

Superhero Lunch Day October

ART DAY in the Summer was great fun and you can find evidence from it on the walls...

We are also very lucky to have a lovely library.

All the children take part in Forest School over the year...

We ensure a rich curriculum with TRIPS to broaden our minds... Year 4 Trip to Canterbury

We have lots of visitors to our school too...

The children organised their own cinema trip for FREE.... Keep your eyes wide open for next year.

We all work hard together to raise money for charity...

A Thank you letter.... Christmas 2018

Barming children bring a smile this festive season


Most of us will look forward to Christmas, enjoying the festival and spending time with family and friends.  Unfortunately, for many older people the festive season can be a difficult and lonely time.  As part of the Christmas Friendship Appeal, the children have been working hard to make their own Christmas cards which have been sent to an MHA resident or Live at Home Scheme member to bring joy this year and really make a difference.  We would like to thank all the children for showing their artistic skills and sharing the joy of Christmas with the older people in care.