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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

New Entrants Tours - Wednesday 1st & Wednesday 15th November 2023 (09:30-11:00am) - Please email to book a space
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.

Last Week's Attendance:

  • Reception 92%
  • Year 1 92%
  • Year 2 94%
  • Year 3 94%
  • Year 4 94%
  • Year 5 92%
  • Year 6 93%
  • Whole School - 93%


The Trust Board meet three times during the year.


They are responsible for:

  • The strategic management of the Trust, compliance with its articles and statutory requirements,
  • The challenge and direction of the performance and target setting by each Local Governing Body according to the agreed scheme of delegation,
  • Meeting the required outcomes of stakeholders across the academies.


The Trust will have two subcommittees: Finance and Premises Committee which includes the Audit Committee function, and Personnel Committee including Pay and Reward Committee function plus Well-being. 


Each Academy in the Trust has a Local Governing Body and an agreed scheme of delegation. There are differences in the degree of delegation between the Trust and each LGB due to the needs of the school and their Ofsted grading.   Parents will be represented on each Local Governing Body.


Mrs Jillians

Meet the Chair and Chief...


Chair of the Trust (Member and Trustee)


Nigel Smetham (Chair of the Trust; Member of the Trust Finance Committee)

Experience: Senior manager at Southern Water Services with skills in staff management, budget planning and monitoring, leadership and chairing. Management of compliance, governance and assurance procedures. Responsible Officer for Allington Primary School under grant maintained status 1994 to 1998. 


Chief Executive Officer (Ex-Officio Trustee)


Jenny Young (Executive Headteacher and Trustee)

Experience:  31 Years in the teaching profession; experience of teaching across the keystages; leading Maths, ICT and English, Keystage leader in KS1 and 2, and Deputy Head experience at two large primary schools before becoming Headteaher at Lenham Primary School in January 2010. Jenny returned to Allington Primary School as Headteacher in January 2015 and became Executive Headteacher in July 2016.



Trustees and Members Information

Meeting Attendance Records please follow link.

Please follow the link to the Trust Website for our Statutory Documents:


Statutory Documents

Executive Pay Summary

Trust Contact Details


Named Contact: Mrs J Young (Executive Head)


Trust Address:

Orchard Academy Trust

Hildenborough Crescent




01622 757350

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