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Address · Ditton Infant School, Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6EB


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

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Calendar of Events 2018-2019

Term 5
22nd April Bank Holiday Monday (school closed)
23rd April Children return to school
25th April Silver Class Forest School – 10.00-11.45am
25th April Gold Class Forest School – 1.00-2.45pm
30th April Year R Stay & Play Session – 2.15-2.45pm
2nd May Blue Class Forest School – 10.00-11.45am
2nd May Purple Class Forest School – 1.00-2.45pm
6th May Bank Holiday (school closed)
7th May Class Photos
8th May Parent Forum – 9am
9th May Red Class Forest School – 10.00-11.45am
9th May Yellow Class Forest School – 1.00-2.45pm
17th May Year 1 Trip to Rare Breeds Centre
24th May Non-uniform day for NSPCC
24th May Last day of term
Term 6
3rd June Staff Development Day – no children in school
4th June Back to school
5th June New Entrants Meeting – 2.00pm
7th June Silver Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.30pm
10th-14th June Father’s Story Week
14th June Gold Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.30pm
19th June Parent Forum Meeting – 9am
20th June Year 2 Parents – Information Evening at Junior School – 6pm
21st June Blue Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.40pm
28th June Sports Day – 10am- 2.30pm
1st July Reserve Sports Day
5th July Purple Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.40pm
11th July Reports to Parents
12th July Red Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.40pm
16th July Parent Consultations – optional
17th July – TBC Year 2 Leavers’ Production – 6pm at the Community Centre
19th July Yellow Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.40pm
23rd July End of school year

Details of individual events will follow nearer the time




Headteacher’s Newsletters


Newsletter 5 – Summer Term 2019

Newsletter 4 – Spring Term 2019

Newsletter 3 – Spring Term 2019

Severe weather 2018

Newsletter 2 – Autumn Term 2018

Newsletter 1 – Autumn Term 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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Papers copies are available on request from the school office


Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday 4th April 2019

PTFA Easter Egg Hunt Flier 2019



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

Link to KCC Admissions

Admission Arrangements 2019



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.


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.