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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 1...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%


Staying SAFE ONLINE during COVID - 19:

It is very important that we stay safe online. We are all using our computers more than usual at the moment and we need to remember key internet safety advice during this time. Please only use the sites we recommend and if you are using 'Youtube or Search Engines' please use them with your children.


Follow these links for further support and advice:


There is always one Designated Safeguarding Lead onsite. If you need support during this time please ring the school and ask to speak to the on duty DSL.


These are:

Miss Rootes - Lead

Mr Laker

Mrs Rathbone

Mrs Stere

Mrs Darby

Important phone numbers for Vulnerable Parents during this time:


Early Help/Children’s Social Services

03000 41 41 41


Kent Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service


0300 1234496

Young Minds

0808 8025544




Kent Young Carers

0300 111 1110




Information Advice and Support Services-SEND

0300 041 3000


National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children-NSPCC


0808 800 500



0800 1111


Online Safety

CEOP-Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

New online app for parents-


Report a crime



School Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Rootes


Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Mrs Stere





Additional Support Services-Advice and Well Being


Headstart Kent Resilience Hub


Anxiety UK


Harm less (self-harm support)


Anti-Bullying Alliance



Additional Learning Needs

British Dyslexia Association


National Autistic Society




Slideaway Local Bereavement Charity



Healthy Lifestyles

School Nursing Service

0300 123 4496


British Nutrition Foundation



Local Support

Safeguarding information at Barming Primary School:


All the Governors and staff at Barming Primary School share an objective to help keep the children safe by contributing to:


  • Providing a safe environment for them to learn.
  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action, with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.


To achieve this objective, we:


  • Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children.
  • Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice.
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe.
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Rootes (Deputy Headteacher).


Deputy Leads are - Mr Laker (Headteacher) , Mrs Rathbone (Key Stage Leader), Mrs Stere (Inclusion Manager) and Mrs Darby (FLO).


The Safeguarding / Child Protection and Internet Safety named Governors are Rev Wil North and Mrs Clare Hooper.




Legal Advice for Parents

Resources for children

We support our children with all areas of Safety and invite outside agencies in to help!