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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 6 - Monday 3rd June to Friday 19 July! Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July are INSET days and we are closed to children.
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.

SDP: School Development Plan



Our focus is on developing the whole child, giving them the best possible chance of realising their true potential. We support our children in being healthy and happy, with a keen sense of who they are and where they might go in life.

Respect                                Responsibility                                             Wisdom                                             Courage


Our values act as a compass. They help us navigate the big decisions and guide our everyday actions - throughout the good and the tough times. They are an integral part of our DNA and help all those connected to the school know what is expected of them and what they can expect of us.

Be kind, be safe, be responsible and make good choices.


Key Priority 

Leadership & Management 

Quality of Education 

Behaviour and Attitudes  

Personal Development 


  1. 1. Ensure the curriculum meets the needs of all learners

-   Mathematics follows the mastery approach, while ensuring appropriate adaptation of the curriculum to better outcomes.


-   English – the writing process is adapted to better outcomes.


Pupils talk confidently about their knowledge and understanding of subjects, know where they are and what they need to do to improve.

The streamlined curriculum meets the needs of all pupils to:

- learn what they need to and be prepared for the next phase of their education.

- free up time to ensure wellbeing time.

-   Pre-School has effective planning opportunities to enrich learning thus supporting progress to Reception.


-   Reception outside and inside provision provides enrichment for all 7 areas of learning – focusing on the interests of the pupils and ensures that all pupils make good progress towards achieving a Good Level of Development.

  1. 2. Further develop wellbeing so it is the golden thread throughout the school


Through better wellbeing opportunities – outcomes for all pupils improve and are at least in line with National expectations.

New School Behaviour Policy is embedded and monitored to ensure behaviour and attitudes to learning improve in and around the school.

Wellbeing Ambassadors are established and complement other roles within the school and allow peer to peer support improve wellbeing.


A nurture hub supports children with their SEMH needs as and when required.

The completed Raising Attainment with Wellbeing course enables all staff to understand potential meanings around certain displayed behaviours.


An established Emotional Coaching environment supports wellbeing across the school for staff and pupils.


Pre-School staff are highly effective at identifying the typical development and characteristics of learning of the different ages within the setting. This includes the pupil’s emotional and physical dependence on adults.




The school was last inspected by Ofsted Section 5 Inspection on 8th and 9th May 2019 and was judged as Good.


Overall Effectiveness

Effectiveness of Leadership & Management

Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Outcomes for Pupils

Early Years Provision







 To further improve:

  • Share best practice across the school to ensure that the quality of teaching is consistently good and appropriate learning opportunities are available for all groups of pupils, across the curriculum.
  • Leaders to make wider use of their monitoring and evaluation to devise sharply focused actions that can be implemented by staff to improve the quality of experience for all pupils.


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