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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

Term 6: Monday 5th June to Thursday 20th July (Friday 21st July - INSET DAY CLOSED TO CHILDREN)
Welcome to Barming Pre-School and Primary 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 92%
  • Year 1 92%
  • Year 2 94%
  • Year 3 94%
  • Year 4 94%
  • Year 5 92%
  • Year 6 93%
  • Whole School - 93%

Wrap Around Care & Holiday Club

Breakfast Club and After School Club:


Barming Primary School has provision for childcare at the start and end of the school day. This provides a secure and stimulating environment for your children. The Headteacher oversees the quality of the provision. 


All bookings are made via the 'Accounts' section on your ParentMail app (unless paying by Childcare Vouchers (please see below)).


Working families can pay for wrap around Care through a workplace Childcare voucher scheme.  Childcare voucher bookings are made via the school office ( and not through ParentMail.  Once we have your request, we will then raise an invoice which you use to raise the correct amount of childcare vouchers for payment to Barming. 


We currently accept: Computershare, Kiddivouchers, Edenred, Sodexo, BusyBees, Fideliti, CGPS and Government Tax Free Childcare.


About the provision: 


The school organises this provision for our families in order to support our working families, however, it does run independently. 

Therefore, if you have any messages for school staff (not staff working during wrap around care) can I please ask our families to go through the proper channels and contact the school directly via the following means: 

  • Contacting your child’s class teacher (Key Stage Leaders/ Family Support Worker etc.) via ClassDojo. 
  • Emailing the school office or Inclusion Manager, Mrs Stere and stating ‘For the attention of…’ (FAO). 
  • Speaking to your child’s class teacher face to face during pick up times. 
  • Telephoning the school office. 

Any messages handed to the wrap around care staff for the attention of school staff will not be passed on.   We are not trying to be awkward, but different staff work at different times.    

Obviously, if the messages relate to the wrap around care provision then please feel free to speak to the wrap around care staff.  

We just want to ensure that your messages get to where they are meant to! 


Families need to ensure that our wrap around care can meet the needs of your child(ren) as it is independent of the school and therefore additional adult support, such as key workers, is not available at this time as it is a separate paid for service.   If your child(ren) need additional support at all times or require smaller settings, we do advise you to look for alternative provision.   We know a couple of lovely child minders and we are happy to share their details with you individually, on request. 

Thank you for your support in these matters.

Kind regards

Mr C. Laker



Terms and Conditions

1.   At least 5 days notice is required for all bookings to ensure that the clubs have the correct amount of staff (ratioed to children booked) and food for all children.

2.   All bookings are made via the 'Accounts' section of the ParentMail app and are paid for at the same time.

3.   Late fees will apply to all children who are not collected by the time the After School Club closes.  The late fee is chargeable at £1 per minute after the designated collection time which is currently 6.00pm.  *The end time may change under certain circumstances i.e. Covid-19 etc.*

4.   All children for Breakfast Club are asked to arrive by 8.00am to ensure that they have breakfast and have time to play before lessons.

5.   The school will not be able to issue any refunds/credits for non-attendance except in the cases of *Covid-19* and all school closures.

6.  In the event that you may be late to collect your child, you must call the After School Club on 07555 115305 to inform them you may be late.  As mentioned in point 3, this will incur late fees.

7.  If another adult other than a parent or who usually collects your child is collecting your child(ren), please ensure that the After School Club staff are notified.  You can do this by calling/texting the above mobile number.


Breakfast Club


Please contact Mrs Jillians in our school office on 01622 726472 for bookings.


Our Breakfast Club runs from 7.40 am to 8.35 am and provides children with supervised and structured activities - along with a healthy breakfast! The cost of each session is £3.75, additional children are £2.50 a session. This provision has been set up to assist parents with morning childcare, particularly working parents.   All bookings are made via the 'Accounts' section of the ParentMail app at least 5 days in advance.


After School Club


Please contact Miss Jeffery, our After School Club Supervisor, on the main school number or, during club hours, on 07555 115305.

PLEASE NOTE - This phone will not be monitored after 6pm in the evening until 3pm the next day. It will  also be switched off at weekends. Please ring the school office where possible.  All bookings are made via the 'Accounts' section of the ParentMail app at least 5 days in advance.


Our After School Club runs from the end of the school day to 6.00pm and provides children with supervised and structured activities - along with a healthy snack. The cost of each session is £8.75, additional children £6.25.  


If you would like your child to attend any of these clubs, please contact the school office who will send you an online registration form via ParentMail, giving contact details, medical details etc.




Wraparound Care - Voucher Bookings for Term 2 2022


Dear Parents/Carers,


If you pay for your child to attend either Breakfast and/or After School Club and use a Childcare Voucher Scheme, the office will be taking your bookings for Term 2 only on or before Thursday 20th October 2022, bookings will not be able to be made if submitted after this date. We ask that all bookings are made via email ( at any time beforehand with your requirements.


Once the office has received your booking requirements, you will be issued with an invoice. We kindly ask that you wait until you receive your invoice before booking your childcare vouchers to ensure that only the amount on the invoice is requested and so that the finance team at Allington can reconcile invoices and vouchers easily and correctly.


Please could you include your Childcare Voucher Scheme Membership Number or Voucher Number within your booking email where possible so that the finance team can marry up the Wraparound Care bookings with the Childcare Voucher Invoice payment they receive.


Kind Regards,

The Barming Primary School Team

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