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Assessment Information

Throughout the school year a number of assessments are made to enable class teachers to monitor pupil progress and to inform future planning.  Some of the assessments that take place are informal in nature, whilst some are more formal and required by the Department for Education (DfE).  Below briefly outlines the formal assessments for each Year group. 

 

Reception

· Ongoing assessments are made throughout the year in all seven areas of learning within the EYFS curriculum.  These are recorded in a secure, online learning journal, which can be accessed by parents/carers.

· Final assessments in each of the seven areas are submitted to the DfE at the end of the summer term. 

 

Year 1

· School assessments take place in reading, writing and mathematics, three times a year.

· A phonics assessment takes place in June, with the results being submitted to the DfE.  If a child does not meet the national expected level they are required to repeat the assessment at the end of Year 2.

 

Year 2

· School assessments take place in reading, writing and mathematics, three times a year.

· The final assessments in the summer term are submitted to the DfE and are classed as the End of Key Stage assessments, often know as SATs – Standard Assessment Tests).

· Any children who does not pass the phonics assessment in Year 1 retakes this assessment.

 

Years 3 – 5

· School assessments take place in reading, writing and mathematics, three times a year.

 

Year 6

· In September, parents/carers can choose if they would like their child to take the optional 11+ assessments.

· School assessments take place in reading, writing, mathematics and science, throughout the year.

· In May pupils complete End of Key Stage assessments, often know as SATs – Standard Assessment Tests, in reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling,  and mathematics. A Teacher Assessment is also made for writing. 

 

In addition, assessments to calculate reading and spelling ages take place twice a year.  The information from these assessments is shared with parents/carers at Parents’ Evenings that take place in October and March, with a written report being provided in July. 

 

For further information on school performance tables, please follow this link:

https://compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk

 

 


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