Email · secretary@ditton-inf.kent.sch.uk
Tel · 01732 844 107
Address · Ditton Infant School, Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6EB

Welcome to our website

If you are currently a Parent/Carer of a child at Ditton Infant School, we hope you will find that the website keeps you up-do-date with what’s going on in school and helps you to support your child’s learning. If you are a Parent/Carer considering Ditton Infant School as your child’s first school, we trust that you will gain an initial introduction to us and gain a flavour of what we do.

Headteacher’s Blog

Welcome back to another year at Ditton Infant School!

The term has already begun with some exciting activities to launch the first topics of the year. Year 2 have been on a walk around the local area and Year 1 are having their ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’ dress up day on Monday. In addition to this we have a very exciting event planned for Thursday 21st September. A pop star who is passionate about raising awareness about the plight of hedgehogs in Britain is coming to visit our school with our local MP Tracey Crouch. Can you guess who it might be? He will be talking to the children about hedgehogs and hopefully bringing us a hedgehog home. This will be a wonderful launch to our wildlife garden which we hope to develop over the next year. The children are having a go at designing their own ideas for the space and I have applied for some funding through ‘Learning through Landscapes’ for some training and additional resources.

There is a new display in the entrance hall which promotes ‘Our School Priorities’ for the coming year so when you are next in school don’t forget to have a look to see what we are working hard to achieve.

As stocks of some sizes of yellow sweatshirts reduce we will be ordering the grey version agreed at the Parent Forum meetings. Both will be available and we will also be stocking some grey cardigans. We will let you know as soon as these arrive.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Lewer

Our Classes

Please click on your child’s class to find copies of weekly home learning and phonics, termly Class and Headteacher Newsletters and any general letters relating to your child’s class.

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Prospective New Parents

Open Mornings and Parent Information Evening for New Intake – September 2018

We understand that choosing the first school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make.

To give prospective parents a chance to see our school operating on a normal school day, we are holding a number of Open Mornings. You are welcome to bring children along to these sessions. Please click here to see a list of our tour dates and times. In addition to these tours we will be holding an Information Evening on Thursday 9th November at 6.00pm for parents only.

Each tour will have a limited number of places so please contact the school office on 01732 844107 if you would like to join one of the tours or come along to the Parent Information Evening.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Wellbeing at Ditton Infant School

All staff and governors are committed to ensuring that children are happy to come to school, thrive when they are in school and go home keen to return the next day.  Children who have high levels of wellbeing are likely to be more ready to learn and make progress.

We have a dedicated, therapeutic environment and a well-trained team of staff to support the emotional needs of the children and families at Ditton Infant School.

Karen Gillard (Inclusion Manager) leads our Wellbeing Team.  She is supported by Angela Coles and Karen Bridle who are experienced teaching assistants with enhanced training.

We use the Leuven scales to monitor children’s wellbeing and involvement and we have a ‘worry box’ in the hall which all children are able to access.  We are also members of the Massage in Schools Association – Massage in Schools Letter and Policy 2017

Interventions we can offer are:

Sand Therapy
Drawing & Talking Therapy
Lego Therapy
Involvement Groups

Emotional support can also be offered for bereavement, separation and divorce and other personal and social difficulties.

Children will be offered a programme of sessions on a bespoke basis, these can be short term or for extended periods.

For further information, please contact the School Office.

Our School

Ditton Infant School

Ditton Infant School is a 2 form entry school for children aged 4-7. We have 6 well-resourced classrooms, 2 shared computer areas, a large school hall and spacious grounds which include a playground and playing fields.

We are proud to be able to offer

A small village school where every child is welcomed and valued.
An experienced team of dedicated, caring and professional staff.
A stimulating and fun curriculum which makes learning irresistible.
An ethos of enjoyment, creativity and willingness to ‘have a go’.
Standards which are above the national average.

Our Parents

Message to the Parents

This area will give you information about school uniform, school dinners, attendance, admissions and Parent Mail. This area also gives you easy access to frequently used school forms which can be quickly downloaded.

Events

Events at Ditton

There is always something exciting going on within school! Have a look at our photo gallery to see what the children have been doing!

What Our Parents Think

Click here to see what our current parents say about the school!

"Our ethos is one of caring, sharing, learning and achieving within an inclusive environment."