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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.

Secondary School Information and Kent Test Information


If your child is currently in Year 5, and you intend to apply to a Kent Grammar school, register online at Registration opens on 3 June 2024 and closes at midnight on 1 July 2024.



Message from Invicta Grammar School for Girls


I am writing to you today regarding our upcoming Open Evening taking place on Thursday, 3 October 2024.


Please could you make the parents of current Year 4 and 5 pupils aware that bookings are now available.


This evening will include a tour of the school and a presentation from our head teacher.


Bookings can be made via the link below.

Message from SST (01/05/2024)


Following the email which was sent out to all Primary Schools with the ‘Maidstone Open Event Booklet’, please can we add that SST Maidstone’s Open Evening has been confirmed as Thursday 26th September 2024 with additional Open Mornings to be added early next academic year.

Message from St Simon Stock


Dear Parents

This message is only for parents who are applying for a Year 7 place at St Simon Stock Catholic School.

Just a reminder that if you have listed St Simon Stock as one of your choices, they have a supplementary form to be completed but ONLY FOR;

Applicants who meet any of the faith criteria  - this includes baptised Catholics, other Christians (even if baptised/dedicated but not regularly practising) and all other faiths.

Applicants who have a sibling in Years 7 – 12 at St Simon Stock.

If you meet this criteria and have not yet completed the form, please do so here and email it to OR hand in to the school. 

There is no need to complete the form if you do not meet any of the above criteria and please ignore this message if you have already submitted your form.



All you need to know about Admissions for Secondary School!

Family Transition Tips:


  • Look at the Secondary School webpage and familiarise yourself with uniform, policies and practices.
  • If you have any specific questions, you can always contact the school via their 'Contact Us' form.
  • Try to find ways to become more independent - put away your own clothes, make your own sandwiches and help out with any jobs around the house.
  • Find out who else is going to the same school as you and start to form some friendships with them - possibly via the class blog.
  • Plan your journey to school. Think about how you will get there. Can you practise it?
  • Start thinking about how your daily routine might look. What time will you get up? What will you have to remember each day for school? How will you complete your homework?
  • How will you eat at Secondary School? Where will you eat your packed lunch? How will you make sure you have enough money to buy your lunch each day? What will you choose to buy?
  • Think about what problems you might face and how you will you solve them. Who can you ask for help?
  • Start to think about how you feel about leaving Primary School.
  • Remember that while you might feel negative about the change it is still a positive experience so pick out the positive things about the new challenge.


** BBC Bitesize has lots of great videos and information, under 'Starting Secondary school'....worth a look!

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