Assessment Without Levels


Following the introduction of the new National Curriculum in Spetember 2014, levels are no longer used to assess and track children’s progress.

National Assessment from 2016 onwards

Reception: Children will be given a short baseline assessment when they first start school.

Year 1: Phonics Screening

Key Stage 1 SATs: At the end of Year 2, children will be assessed using externally set tests which will be marked in school by the teacher. There will be tests in maths, reading and writing. There will also be a Spelling, punctuation and grammar test, which will be part of the writing assessment. Children will be given a scaled score which will be out of 100, where 100 is the expected standard for that stage.

Key Stage 2 SATs: At the end of Year 6, children will take National Tests in maths, reading and grammar, spelling and punctuation. These will be externally set and externally marked. Children will be given a scaled score, which parents will be able to compare with the average for the school, the local area and nationally. The scaled score will be out of 100, where 100 is the expected standard for that stage. Children will also be assessed through ongoing teacher assessment throughout the whole of Year 6.

In addition to the National Assessments, teachers will assess and track all children’s progress throughout the year. Assessment may be formal eg tests, or more informal, eg when a teacher is working with a small group of children and asking questions.

At the end of each year, children will be tracked against the progress made towards meeting the end of year expectations. Parents will be given an leaflet giving an overview of the end of year expectations for reading, writing and maths at the Autumn Parent’s Evening.


Assessment Information Guide For Parents

Assessment Statement 2023-24

Newsletter 25 18th March 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,I have written many newsletters home to families over time but this is without doubt the most difficult of them all as I leave the school at the end of this week. I would like to thank you all for your support over the last three and a half years...

Newsletter 24 11th March 2024

Dear Parents / Carers, We have another busy week in school this week with a science workshop and Comic Relief Day on Friday! Comic Relief Day – Friday 15th March On Friday 15th March school will be supporting the Comic Relief Day where children can wear red noses and...

Newsletter 23 4th March 2024

Dear Parents / Carers, We have a lovely week to look forward to in school this week with World Book Day on Thursday along with our promotional  school dinner and vegetable book character competition! A huge thank you as well to everyone who has supported the book fair...

Newsletter 20 5th February 2024

Dear Parents / Carers, I can’t believe we are at the end of another half term this week as we break-up on Friday at 3.15pm. We will look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday 19th February.

Newsletter 19 29th January 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,I hope you have all had a great weekend. We had a busy week in school last week with the crosscountry event and hedge planting. There are a few new events to look out for in this week’snewsletter so please read carefully!Thank you to everyone who...

Newsletter 39 17th July 2023

Dear Parents / Carers, We have had a super year in school and we are all looking forward to spending time at home with our families for a few weeks over the summer break and hopefully we will be able to enjoy some lovely weather as well! We have much to be proud of at...

Newsletter 36 26th June 2023

Dear Parents / Carers, I hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend due to the staff training day. We have a very enjoyable and busy few weeks left of the academic year – please keep checking diary dates at the end of the newsletter for any last-minute changes to...

Newsletter 35 19th June 2023

Dear Parents / Carers, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. Just a reminder that school is closed for the children this Friday (23rd June) for a staff training day.

Newsletter 33 5th June 2023

Dear Parents / Carers, I hope you all had a fantastic week off school and enjoyed some sunshine which looks set to continue this week. We have a busy half term ahead as we move towards the end of the academic year with many things to look forward to – please keep...