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

Happy New Year to all our families and welcome to our new children and members of staff.

We are soon starting our Year 2 to Year 3 transition programme and small groups of children from Red and Yellow Classes will be going for tours to the Junior School with Mrs Gillard on a Friday morning. I have met with Mrs Smith and agreed other dates for later in the year as well as discussing some events our Year 2 children will be able to attend.

At our Parent Forum last week, we were joined by a representative from Caterlink who explained some of the reasons behind the menu choices and quantities of food. The menus are based on government guidelines and some things such as the smoothies have been removed due to the sugar content. You may have seen the recent government campaign on the television promoting a reduction of sugar intake for our children. We can adapt the menu slightly and the kitchen staff are proactive about telling me what is and what is not popular. We run a 3-week cycle before making any changes which will be the end of next week. Kim is happy for me to email her with any questions parents may have that we cannot answer so do send them in.

I must also ask parents and carers to remind children that riding bikes and scooters within the school grounds is not permitted. They should all dismount and walk them onto the Infant or Junior School sites. A child sustained a nasty head injury last week when he was knocked over by a child on a bike and we do not want anyone else to sustain an injury.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs C 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.

Gold Class Silver Class Blue Class Purple Class Red Class Yellow Class

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.

Our School Prospectus 2017

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."