Formal Assessment – The school undertakes a regular series of internal and external testing in order to establish that your child is making satisfactory progress.
During the first half term of starting school, simple activities will be undertaken which have been designed to tell us a little about where your child is starting from. All Reception children will undergo the National Baseline Assessment during June of their Reception year. These are to inform Y1 teachers of their achievements set against the Early Learning Goals. Towards the end of year 1 children also have to undertake a Phonic Screening Check provided by the government.
At the end of each Key Stage, at 7 and 11 years old, the children will be assessed using nationally administered tests. Key Stage 1 SATs (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 SATs (Y6 ) are given during the month of May. All test results are given to parents towards the end of the year.
PARENTS ARE ADVISED NOT TO ARRANGE HOLIDAYS DURING THESE PERIODS.