Our Federation

Since September 2014 Maidstone Infant School and Causton Junior School have been in a Federation.

Maidstone Infant School and Nursery

A warm welcome to Maidstone Infant School and Nursery! Here we want children to be secure, happy and to learn. This is important if they are to enjoy, achieve and thrive during their learning journey.

Children arrive at our Nursery and we have the privilege of seeing them develop into independent learners as they move through Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. All staff work hard to enable your child to make progress and as such we also value the interest and support that family members can give us. Your child will be successful with us if we all work together as a team. The published admission number for 2018/2019 is 75 pupils.

Parent consultation evenings are held in the Autumn and Spring term each year, to give parents the opportunity to discuss their children’s progress. We also have an Open Door policy for parents to come in and discuss concerns at any time. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment.

We currently have 157 children on roll, with the organisation of classes changing each year based on pupil need. Currently we have a morning Nursery, one Reception class, one mixed Reception and Year 1 class and three mixed Year 1 and Year 2 classes.

Most children attending Maidstone Infant School will transfer to Causton Junior School at the end of Year 2.

Causton Junior School

Causton Junior School is a Community School with a current roll of 213 children, providing an excellent education for children in the 7 – 11 age range (Key stage 2).  The organisation of junior classes varies from year to year, depending on the number of children on roll. At present there are three mixed year 3 and 4 classes, two year 5 and two year 6 classes.

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Most children attending Causton Junior School will have transferred from Maidstone Infant School at the end of Year 2.  The published admission number for 2018/2019 is 75 pupils.

We also have a KS1 and KS2 Specialist Support Class (SSC) which is a Local Authority Special Needs provision. The SSC is a 20 place class and to be able to access this provision your child will need an EHCP and the school they attend is required to apply for a place from the Local Authority.

This year we have also been asked to host a 6 place ASD provision for high functioning KS2 children with a diagnosis of ASD.  These children are in receipt of an EHCP and are identified by the special needs officers in Suffolk.

Having completed Year 6 at Causton Junior School, the majority of children transfer to Felixstowe Academy. A small minority of children may transfer to other local High Schools, Academies or an Independent High School.  The majority of the children in our specialist provision will move onto local specialist schools. Where appropriate children may transition to a mainstream high school.

Parent consultation evenings are held each year, to give parents the opportunity to discuss their children’s progress in a formal situation.  We also have an Open Door policy for parents to come in and discuss concerns at any time, on a more informal basis. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment.