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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 6!
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 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%

Sports/ PE Premium Funding

The vision for PE at Barming Primary School

To become confident, healthy and active children with skills and enjoyment across a broad range of sports and activities.


Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve the United Kingdom's reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.


But when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means people can’t fulfil their sporting potential, and can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. The Government want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background. 


At Barming Primary School we want to ensure our children enjoy PE and provide a variety of ways to support them to achieve this!


We have even zoned our playgrounds so that at breaktimes and lunchtimes the children can still play football and all the games we know they really love. We even have Sports Ambassadors that lead the way with this!


Clothing Required for Physical Education: 


After many discussions regarding the school PE kit we have decided to make some changes to the kit for acadmeic year 2021 - 2022. Please find below a detailed list explaining what your child will need for PE. On the days in which your child participates in PE lessons they will be allowed to come to school wearing their PE kit and can stay in this for the entire day. Therefore, please ensure you send them with apporpriate clothing dependent on the weather. 



  • A house coloured t – shirt (if you are unsure of which house then please message the class teacher to find out) 
  • Navy Blue or Black Shorts – plain, no logos 
  • Plain (no brands, logos, writing, emblems or glitter) black or navy blue tracksuit bottoms and jumper. If your child prefers they can wear a pair of navy blue or black leggings.  
  • Trainers – these must be as plain as possible. They can be any colour but preferably no extreme colours such neon pink, green or yellow.  


Long hair must be tied back at all times before your child can participate in P.E lessons; this is due to Health and Safety reasons.    


Jewellery is not to be worn in school unless for a religious purpose. In this case the school should have a letter from the parents on file. In those cases where a child's ears have been pierced, then small studs are worn and these should be removed for PE, games and swimming lessons. Children should not wear studs to school unless they are able to remove and replace them by themselves. If you wish to have your child's ears pierced, please note that it is best done at the start of the summer holiday, as the studs need to stay in the ear continuously for six weeks. In this way, the ears would be healed by September.  




Oaken Wood 

Kettle Bridge 

St Margaret 


Current PE Overview

PE and Sport Premium Funding - What is it?


Schools receive PE and Sport Premium Funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6.


Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport.

This means that we should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
  • develop sports participation and attainment


There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


The effect of the sport's premium on pupil’s PE and sports participation and attainment at Barming Primary School

We aim that with the sports premium we have received this year, sporting participation and attainment will rise. Our aim is to introduce a variety of after school clubs to different year groups and achieve a high turnout for each sports club. Further to this we are hoping to have visits from specialist physical activity specialists such as Kidz Fit to engage and encourage children to participate in sports outside of school as well as inside school. We have already been lucky to have a visit from Invictus Games Athlete Darren Challis who gave an inspirational talk to the school about sport and PE. 


How we will make sure that these improvements are sustainable

To ensure that these developments are sustainable time is being spent on upskilling teachers with the support of PASS (Physical Activity Sports Specialists). We have also spent the sports premium on ensuring a good quality PE curriculum is in place and that staff feel comfortable teaching the different requirement. Further money has been spent on improving the resources and outdoor opportunities for all children to become more physically active and enjoy PE for the future and not just this year. 


Ofsted Inspections

Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the primary PE and sport premium. They measure its impact on pupil outcomes, and how effectively governors hold school leaders to account for this.

National curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below*:

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?




Look at what we have been up to:

Sports Day 2021