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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 4 2023
Welcome to Barming Pre-School and Primary 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 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 94.9%
  • Year 1 94.9%
  • Year 2 95.6%
  • Year 3 89.5%
  • Year 4 95.8%
  • Year 5 95.3%
  • Year 6 95.5%
  • Whole School - 94.4%

School Staff

School Staff

Executive Head of the Orchard Academy Trust: Mrs J Young


Headteacher: Mr C Laker

Deputy Headteacher: Miss H Rootes

Inclusion Team:


Inclusion Manager: Mrs M Stere (Monday to Thursday)

Family Support Worker: Mrs S Darby (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

Office Staff:


Office Manager: Mr M Leach

Receptionist/Admissions: Mrs K Jillians


Reception: Pippin Class

Class Teacher - Miss H Cook

Class TA - Mrs E Lindley


Reception: Bramley Class

Class Teachers - Mrs C Willingale (M/T and W) and Mrs C Woodger (W/Th and F)

Class TA - Mrs S Barnard

Year One:

Year 1: Jazz Class

Class Teacher and PE Leader - Mr S Edwards

Class TA - Mrs A Hull


Year 1: Kanzi Class

Class Teacher and Joint PSHE and RSE Leader - Mrs T Catmull (Mon/Tues)

Class Teacher and Joint PSHE and RSE Leader - Mrs J Hooker (Wed/Thurs/Fri)

Class TA - Miss Orchard


Year 1 Key Workers:

Mrs C Stephens 

Ms Denny 

Year Two:

Year 2: Honeycrisp Class

Class Teacher, Key Stage 1 Leader and History/Geography Leader - Mrs N Murray

Class TA - Mrs J Philpott


Year 2: Williams Class

Class Teacher and Science Leader - Miss S Histed (Mon/Tues/Wed am)

Class Teacher and Joint RE Leader - Miss Smith (Wed pm/Thurs/Fri)

Class TA - Mrs L Webber


Year 2 Key Worker:

Mr T Kirby

Mrs K Willson

Year Three:

Year 3: Alexander Class

Class Teacher and Languages Leader - Mrs J Jordan

Class TA - Mrs S Mackey 


Year 3: Discovery Class

Class Teacher and Maths Leader - Mrs Robinson (Mon/Tue) and Mrs P Davis (Wed/Thur and Fri- Joint Science Leader)

Class TA - Miss A Hadrill


Year 3 Key Worker

Mrs S Thomas

Year Four:

Year 4: Braeburn Class

Class Teacher and Joint RE Leader - Mrs G Dyer

Class TA - Mrs E Matthews


Year 4: Gala Class

Class Teacher and Music Leader - Mr D Baker

Class TA - Mrs R Smolik Da Silva


Year 4 Key Worker:

Dr C James


Year Five:

Year 5: Empire Class

Class Teacher and ART/DT Leader - Mrs S Wade

Class TA - Mrs V Spice 


Year 5: Ruben Class

Class Teacher and English Leader - Mrs K Armstrong

Class TA - Mrs B Francak


Year 5 Key Workers

Mrs A Riddley

Mrs J Pezzato

Year Six:

Year 6: Russet

Class Teacher and Key Stage Two Leader/Computing Leader - Mrs B Rathbone

Class TA - Mrs K Simmonds 


Year 6: Sunrise

Class Teacher and Computer Leader - Mr P Hale

Class TA - Mrs Y Sarwar


Year 6 Key Worker

Mrs T Wagon 

PPA Teachers:


Mr M Croucher

Mr M Newell

Mrs D McLeish (on Maternity Leave)

Site Manager:

Mr P Moon



Mr G Beal


Breakfast Club:

Mrs D Goodfellow

Mrs C Stephens


After School Club:

Miss T Jeffery

Mrs L Smith

Mrs E Lindley


Lunchtime Supervisor:

Mrs L Smith


Governing Body:

Chair of Governors: Rev W North

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