Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Statutory Tests and Assessments

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

Termly Internal Assessment

Teachers will continue to assess your child regularly, linked to the new end of year objectives, by building up a picture of their strengths and areas of development.  This information will then be used to plan next steps for your child’s learning in order for them to achieve their full potential.  More information will be available from your child’s class teacher over the course of the year. Teachers use a range of methods for assessing pupils' progress. These include formative assessment and summative assessment including scaled score checks.

If your child is working at a level outside their actual Year Group, this will be reflected in the attainment band they will be given. If your child is achieving well within their Year Group and understands all the expected objectives we will be encouraging more in-depth and investigative work. This will allow a greater mastery before moving them on to the next Year Group’s objectives.

Statutory Tests and Assessments

Early Years – Reception
Parents are encouraged to be involved in the assessment process on a regular, ongoing basis and to take part in their child’s learning and development.At the end of reception year, parents are given a written report which:

  • States the pupil’s attainment against the early learning goals (ELGs)
  • Summarises attainment in all areas of learning
  • Comments on general progress including the characteristics of effective learning

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
This check takes place in June when your child will read 40 words out loud to a teacher. You’ll receive a report on how your child did, and their teacher will talk to you if he or she needs extra help with reading. If your child doesn’t do well in the check it will be repeated in Year 2.

From September 2023 children at the end of Year 2 will no longer be expected to undertake the KS1 SATS tests.

The Multiplication Tables Check

This is a Key Stage 2 assessment to be taken in June by Year 4 pupils. The purpose of the MTC is to make sure the times table knowledge is of the expected standard.

Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2 tests cover:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Mathematics - arithmetic and reasoning

Key Stage 2 teacher assessment covers:

  • English writing
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Science

The tests are taken in mid-May. Your child’s teacher will also use the child’s work (including spoken work and homework) to work out what level your child is at in English writing, speaking and listening and science. When your child reaches the end of key stage 2 the teacher will report on your child’s progress in English, Maths and Science including results from National Curriculum tests.

If you would like any further information, give us a call on 0207 884 6000.