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 2018-2019

 

Term 2

22nd Nov Open Morning Tours 7 & 8 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

23rd Nov Year R Height & Weight Check
23rd Nov – 2.40pm Blue Class Shared Golden Time
w/e 23rd Nov After-school clubs finish this week
30th Nov – 2.40pm Yellow Class Shared Golden Time
30th Nov Non-school uniform day – donations of bottles and chocolate for tombola stalls
30th Nov Ditton Junior School Open Morning
30th Nov Open Morning Tours 9 & 10 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

4th Dec – 3.10pm Year 2 Christmas Fair
5th Dec – 3.10pm Year 1 Christmas Fair
6th Dec – 3.00pm Year R Christmas Fair
7th Dec – 2.40pm Red Class Shared Golden Time
12th Dec – 9.30am Year R Nativity Dress Rehearsal
13th Dec – 9.30am Year R Nativity
13th Dec – 2.15pm Years 1 & 2 Nativity Dress Rehearsal
14th Dec – 9.30am & 2.15pm Years 1 & 2 Nativity
18th Dec Christmas Dinner & Christmas Jumper Day
19th Dec – pm Children’s Christmas Party at school
19th Dec Last day of term


Details of individual events will follow nearer the time

 

Headteacher’s Newsletters

2018-19

Newsletter 2 – Autumn Term 2018

Newsletter 1 – Autumn Term 2018

2017-18

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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Papers copies are available on request from the school office

PTFA

 

Admissions

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

Link to KCC Admissions

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 – Mrs Bond
Gold Class –
Purple Class – Mrs Maidment
Blue Class –
Yellow Class – Mrs Hussey
Red Class – Mrs Alford & Ms Forrest

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.