Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Children are assessed constantly as they are learning and daily through our teaching and our developmental marking. This regular assessment informs our teaching.

Children also have formal assessments (tests) throughout the year where we can see what they can achieve independently in maths, reading and writing and what we need to focus on in our teaching next.  

We no longer give children a ‘level.’ We use the National Curriculum expectations for each year group and judge how they are achieving against this national standard.

The national standard is set for each year group by the DfE.

Every school has had to develop their own assessment framework. We have done so in partnership with three other schools. We will continue to work with them to ensure our assessment procedures are rigorous and fair.

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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 2019 the average scaled score was 104 in reading, 105 in maths and 106 in grammar, punctuation and spelling