Assessment & Reporting

Children are continually being assessed by the class teachers when they mark their work and observe them during lessons. This enables them provide feedback and plan activities to move their learning on.

Tests and teacher assessments give us the opportunity to track children’s progress and set individual targets for them. Schools are required to administer a series of statutory tests:

  • In Reception, children complete a baseline assessment typically within the first two weeks of starting school in September.
  • In Year 1, children are assessed using the Phonics Screening Test in June.
  • In Year 2, children are assessed in May through Teacher Assessment, supported by Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) in English: reading and spelling, punctuation and grammar and Mathematics: arithmetic and reasoning.
  • In Year 4, children are assessed through an online multiplication assessment in June.
  • In Year 6 children are assessed through the Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) in May. The tests cover:
    • English: reading and spelling, punctuation & grammar
    • Mathematics: arithmetic and reasoning.

It is very important that children are present for theses assessments and therefore, no leave of absences will be permitted during these dates.  

Test results only ever give a snapshot picture of a child’s achievements. The information in their annual report, which you receive at the end of the summer term, gives you a more complete understanding of strengths, progress, effort and what your child needs to do next to improve.

We provide formal opportunities for you to meet with the class teacher in the autumn and spring terms when you can discuss your child’s behaviour, academic progress and the next steps in their learning.

Please remember that any time, if you want to talk to someone, you can make an appointment to see the class teacher, the SEND Co-ordinator, a senior leader or the Headteacher.

Updated 28.11.22 RS