General Assessment Information

Standardised Testing of Pupils
The school will provide the most up-to-date and available information for parents/carers regarding your children's achievements and attainment in school through discussions with your child's teacher, open afternoons and formal meetings and consultations.
The school are also required to undertake statutory testing of children as detailed by the the government.  The requirements and expectations are updated and changed to reflect the national priorities for education and learning.
The following statutory tests are completed and the data is shared with the Department for Education and the Local Authority:
Reception             Baseline Assessment 
Year 1                   Phonics Test
Year 2                  End of Key Stage 1 tests in English and Maths 
Year 4                  Multiplication Check
Year 6                  End of Key Stage 2 tests in English and Maths 
By giving each child a baseline assessment when they first start primary school, schools will not only have a clearer idea of how much progress their pupils are making but should also help teachers identify which children are likely to need most help. 
The Phonics Screening Check is meant to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they’ve learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify students who need extra phonics help. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments”.  The checks consist of 40 words and non-words that your child will be asked to read one-on-one. Non-words (or nonsense words, or pseudo words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.  Children who do not meet the expected standard in year 1 will take the test the following year.