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Assessment and Record Keeping

Assessment is a continuous process that takes place in all areas of school life. Through on-going assessment we hope to build a complete picture of a pupil's development, their academic development, as well as their emotional, social and physical development.Assessment can take on many forms. We assess through discussion and observation as well as using more formal procedures such as testing.Formal assessment is carried out three times a year. This allows us to track the progress of individual pupils or year groups and also helps us to identify strengths and weaknesses across the school. Parents will receive information about the results of these tests as part of the pupil’s annual school report.


Foundation Stage Profile


This is an on-going assessment but it is collated during the final term. The aim of the assessment is to give us an indication of each child's development in specific areas.

The purpose of the profile and the results are discussed with parents early in the school year and again at the end of the reception year. 

National Curriculum Tests (SATS)

At the end of Key stage 1 (age 7) pupils are assessed through Teacher Assessments. At the end of Key stage 2 (age 11) pupils are required to undertake Statutory Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs).

These are summative assessment tests in English and Maths for Key Stage 1 and English, Maths and Science for Key Stage 2. The results of these tests are published to parents and Key Stage 2 results are published nationally in the form of league tables.

In Key Stage 1, pupils will be working on Levels 1, 2 and possibly 3 of the National Curriculum, with most pupils achieving Level 2 by the end of this Key Stage.

In Key Stage 2, pupils could be working on Levels 2, 3, and 4 and in some cases 5 with most pupils achieving Level 4 by the end of this Key Stage.