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Statutory Assessments

Start of Reception – All children are baselined using a National package called Early Excellence, this information is submitted to a National database. This will give a clear indication of the level that the children are entering primary school.

End of Reception – Children are graded in all aspects of the EYFS framework, these will be reported to parents in the end of year report using the following ‘grades’:

1 – The child is emerging towards the expected level

2 – The child is at expected level

3 – The child is exceeding the expected level

The school report to the Local Authority and the DFE on the number of children achieving a Good Level of Development (GLD), these are children who have achieved the expected level in a specific number of areas of the EYFS framework, these are – Reading, Writing, Number, Shape Space and Measure, Physical Development, Personal Social Emotional Development, Communication and Language.

 

End of Year 1- All children will take the National Phonics Test, this is completed on a 1:1 basis with the class teacher. Children will either meet the expected level, or be below. This is reported to parents in the end of year 1 report. If the required level is not met, the child will re-do the test at the end of Year 2.

 

End of Year 2 – All children will be tested during May. The tests consist of:

• English reading Paper 1: combined reading prompt and answer booklet

• English reading Paper 2: reading booklet and reading answer booklet

• English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: spelling

• English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: questions

• Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic

• Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning

The children will be tested to check if they are working at the expected level or above, they will also be given a ‘scaled score’ (new for 2016). These results are shared with parents in the end of Year 2 reports. The statistics of these tests are reported to the Local Authority and DFE.

 

End of Year 6 – All children are tested during a SATs week in May, the tests consist of:

  • English reading : reading booklet and associated answer booklet
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: short answer questions
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
  • mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
  • mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
  • mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

The children will be tested to check if they are working at the expected level or above, they will also be given a ‘scaled score’ (new for 2016). These results are shared with parents in the end of Year 6 reports. The statistics of these tests are reported to the Local Authority and DFE.

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