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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

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.

Progress Check at Age 2!



At Pre-School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines and it is a requirement that we undertake a progress check on your child when they are aged between 24 and 36 months.


We will provide you with a short written summary of your child’s development in the three prime areas of learning and development - Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Communication and Language and Physical Development.


The purpose of the check is to enable early identification of development needs so that additional support can be provided if required. You will be able to see how your child is developing and identify areas where your child is progressing well or where progress is less than expected.


Ongoing observations will be made by your child’s key person at the Pre-School and will be based on what your child can do consistently and independently. We will also use contributions from parents and other practitioners working with your child if relevant. If a child attends more than one setting the progress check will be completed by whichever setting the child attends most often.


We will provide you with a copy of the progress check for your information and comments. A copy will be kept in your child’s “unique” file at the Pre-School and any actions needed will be put into place. We will offer help and support if additional input is required from other professional agencies.


The progress check can be shared with other professionals, such as a Health Visitor, when they complete a two year health check on your child.

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