About the School

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We are a busy, successful and happy school, with an exceptionally strong sense of community.

Long Ditton Infant and Nursery School has been on this site since 1911 with a Nursery class that opened in 1990.

  • The school is a community school and draws its pupils from the local neighbourhood and surrounding areas. We usually take in two forms, with a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 60. We also have an attached nursery that offers 52 places.
  • There is a warm, friendly and positive ethos in the school that is articulated by all of our visitors. We have an extremely close partnership with parents and with the wider learning community. Although we are not a church school we have developed links with the local church and visit regularly as a whole school and individual year groups. We are linked with a school in Malawi and use this to help our pupils compare and contrast many different aspects of their lives.
  • As a small, friendly school, we aim to provide the warmth and intimacy of a family – caring for each other and fostering love, trust and respect. We value each child as special and unique, and try to promote a sense of worth and self-confidence as well as an awareness of their responsibilities to others. When mistakes are made, we treat them as opportunities for learning.
  • We aim to nurture each child’s individual talents and help all children fulfil their potential. Our expectations are high: we encourage the children to do their best at all times – academically, socially, personally and spiritually.

As you explore this website, you’ll see the vibrant richness of our school life, the achievements of our children, and the values that make our community so special.

Whether you’re a pupil, parent, grandparent or prospective parent, I hope you’ll enjoy this virtual visit. If you’d like to meet us in person, please click here to get in touch.


Monica Paines
Head Teacher