Assessment information for Early Years parents/carers: All children are assessed across a range of curriculum and social areas during the first 6 weeks at school, this is known as the Baseline. Future provision is planned from this to ensure that there is a suitable progression of skills taught for each child's needs. At the end of Early Years, the children are assessed against the 17 areas of learning and are awarded a grade 1 (Emerging), 2 (Expected) or 3 (Exceeding).
Assessment information for Year 1 parents/carers: At the end of Year 1, all children have to take the National Phonic Screener Check. This is a reading activity that tests to see if your child can apply their phonic knowledge to read real and alien words. Any children that do not reach the pass mark threshold have to re-sit the screener in Year 2. All results are reported to parents at the end of the academic year.
Assessment information for Year 2 parents/carers: At the end of Key Stage 1 (which is at the end of Year 2), all children have to sit the National SAT papers in reading, SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and maths. These are test booklets that the children have to do unaided in the class. The tests are based upon the skills that children are expected to have acquired by the end of Year 2 in English and Maths. For further information about the SAT tests click here.