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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.

Support for material or financial hardship

Support for Material or Financial Hardship


The following information is taken from the Child Poverty Action Group website.


“There were 4.2 million children living in poverty in the UK in 2021-22.   That's 29 per cent of children, or nine in a classroom of 30.

What is poverty?

Poverty is about more than just money, but a lack of money is the defining feature of being poor.


Poverty is linked to the following areas:


  • Lacking food
  • Lacking fuel
  • Lacking clothing
  • Lacking Shelter
  • Struggling to pay for essentials and to participate in society
  • Inequality: some having a lot less than others.

How is poverty measured?

The poverty line is 60% of median income.   “14.4 million People live in households below the poverty line.”

The causes of poverty…

Poverty rarely has a single cause.   There are a range of contributing factors including rising living costs, low pay, lack of work and inadequate social security benefits.

The effects of poverty…


Click here to watch some short animations around poverty.

Who is at risk of poverty?

Any family can fall on hard times and find it difficult to make ends meet.   Life changes such as unemployment, illness or family separation can happen to us all.   Increasing costs, especially for essentials such as food, housing and fuel, affect most people.   Poverty isn’t something that happens to others.   It’s something that can happen to almost anyone, but certain groups of people face a much higher risk of living in poverty than others.

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