Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Assessment

We make regular assessments of children’s learning, and we use this information to ensure that future planning reflects identified needs. Assessment in the Reception stage of learning is ongoing and is an integral part of the learning and development process.

The staff make systematic observations and assessments of each child’s achievements, interests and learning styles. The observations and assessments are used to identify learning priorities and plan the next stages in the learning experiences for the child. The observations are then matched to the early learning goals and are recorded as part of the learning profiles made for our pupils. 

Children in Year 2 and Year 6 sit SATS test each school year, Year 1 have a phonics screening assessment. The tests are in Reading, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Maths. Writing is assessed by the class teachers. If you were unable to attend the parents meeting at the start of the year and require more information about SATS tests or phonics screening please speak to your child's class teacher.

Year 6 children will sit their tests the week commencing the 13th May.

Year 1 children have their phonics screening the week commencing 10th June.

Understanding Primary Assessment 

If you have a child in Year 2 or Year 6 they will be taking they national curriculum tests; the SATs. They are designed to provide information about how your child is progressing when compared to national averages.

It is important to note that they are not qualifications and do not affect your child's future options in school, but that the results are used to help teachers pitch their lessons at the appropriate level for their classes, with a view to helping children reach their full potential.

In Year 2, two new tests were introduced in 2016: An arithmetic test to check mathematic ability, and an optional test of grammar punctuation and spelling which schools may choose to administer.

In Year 6, the main changes to tests in 206 were: The inclusion of questions to assess new areas of core national curriculum subjects and a new arithmetic test to check your child is progressing with basic mathematic fundementals.

  • A scaled score of 100 is the expected standard for KS2 SATs
  • In 2017 the average scaled score was 104 in reading, 104 in maths and 106 in grammar, punctuation and spelling