Our School

A warm welcome to SET Maidstone and Causton School! 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 School and we have the privilege of seeing them develop into independent learners as they move through Reception to Year 2 on site at Maidstone and Year 3 to Year 6 on site at Causton. 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.

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 with your children’s class teacher.

We currently have 120 children on roll at Maidstone, with the organisation of classes changing each year based on pupil need. Currently we have one Reception class and three mixed Year 1 and 2 classes. We also host a 12 place specialist provision for Early Years and KS1 children.  These children are in receipt of an EHCP and are identified by the special needs officers in Suffolk. Most children attending Maidstone Infant School will transfer to Causton Junior School at the end of Year 2.

Causton has a current roll of 220 children, providing an excellent education for children in the 7 – 11 age range (Key stage 2).  The organisation of 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 classes and two Year 6 classes.

We also host an 18 place KS2 communication and interaction class and an 18 place KS2 cognition and learning class which are Local Authority Special Needs provisions. Child will need an EHCP and the school they attend is required to apply for a place from the Local Authority.

Having completed Year 6 at SET Causton, 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.