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

Parents

Welcome to the Parent’s Area. We aim to make this area as useful as possible for you as a parent so we will be adding content here regularly. Here you will find Term Dates, Calendar of Events, Newsletters, PTFA events and our admissions policy. We welcome your feedback, so if you have a suggestion or would like further information on a particular area then do please contact us.

Term Dates

Click on an academic year to see dates:

Calendar of Events 2017-2018

Term 6

4th June Back to school
7th June New Entrants Meeting – 2.00pm
w/b 11th June Year 1 & 2 Phonic Screening
11th-15th June Father’s Story Week
19th June Year 2 Trip to Dover Castle
20th June Year 2 Parents – Information Evening at Junior School – 6pm
22nd June Sports Day – 10am- 2.30pm
25th June Reserve Sports Day
27th June Year R Height & Weight
3rd July Year 1 Trip to Rare Breeds Centre
4th July Parent Forum Meeting – 9am
5th July Year 2 visit to Junior School (more details to follow)
6th July Reports to Parents
w/e 6th July After-school clubs finish
10th July Parent Consultations – optional
11th July Year R Trip to Godstone Farm
14th July PTFA joint Summer Fayre with Junior School – 11.00am-2.00pm
18th July Year 2 Leavers’ Production – 6pm at the Community Centre
24th July End of school year

 

Details of individual events will follow nearer the time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletters

Sports Day 2018

Newsletter 6 – Summer Term 2018

School Fruit and Veg Scheme Summer Newsletter 2018

Newsletter 5 – Summer Term 2018

Newsletter 4 – Spring Term 2018

Newsletter 3 – Spring Term 2018

Newsletter 2 – Autumn Term 2017

Newsletter 1 – Autumn Term 2017

Severe weather 2017

Supporting your child’s learning at home

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Policies

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PTFA

 Joint Summer Fayre with Junior School

Saturday 14th July

11.00 am – 2.00 pm

Admissions

At Ditton Infant School we admit 60 children each year into our two Reception classes.

Link to KCC Admissions

Admission Arrangements 2018

Admission Arrangements 2019

 

Attendance

Absence through illness

Schools must now keep a record of the reason for every absence, so we ask that you make a telephone call to us on the first day your child is absent and then on the child’s return this must be followed up by a letter. If we have not heard the reason for an absence by 9.30am on the first day of absence; we will telephone you to find out the reason for their absence. If we have no reason for an absence it will be classed as ‘unauthorised’ and appear on the child’s report.

Download the reasons for absence form.

Other Absence

The Department for Education has published amendments to The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006. The school has a legal duty to enforce them. The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant ANY leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers will no longer be able to permit family holidays or extended leave. Any leave of absence taken during term time will be unauthorised and subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice (fine) issued by the Local Authority. The changes take effect from 1st September 2013 and apply to all schools in England.

Parent Mail

In order for us to keep you updated via our Parentmail system we need to store your most up-to-date mobile phone number and email address. If either of these change, please do let the School Office know immediately.

Parent Voice

Parent Forum

In our school each class has a Parent Representative who meets with the Headteacher on a regular basis so that we can keep up-to-date with parents’ views and ideas.

Representatives:

Silver Class –
Gold Class –
Purple Class – Miss Martin
Blue Class – Mrs Alford & Ms Forrest
Yellow Class –
Red Class – Ms Adams

Suggestions Box

In the main entrance there is a ‘Suggestions Box’ to enable parents and carers to post ideas on how to improve the school.

Parent Questionnaire

We seek the views of parents via both our Parent Questionnaire and ‘Parent View’ which is accessible here.