Throughout their time at school, children will be assessed informally so that teachers know what children can do well and what they need to learn next or to have more support with.
At certain times, children are also assessed using formal government-set assessments. This page gives you more information about these.
Within 6 weeks of starting Reception, teachers are required to assess children using a baseline assessment. The purpose of this is to provide a starting point from which to measure children’s progress between Reception and Year 6. The baseline assessment is a short, interactive and practical assessment of children’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematical skills.
Year 1 Phonic Screening Check
Every Year 1 child is assessed whether they can read real and made-up words using phonemes (letter sounds.) Teachers administer the check; in 2023 this will be in a 2-week period from Monday 10th June. For more information about how we teach reading through phonics, please visit our reading page.
Statutory assessment tests/ tasks (SATS)
SATS (Statutory Assessment Tests) tests are taken by all school children in Year 2 and Year 6. They are used to measure children’s attainment in reading, writing, maths and science. For more information about these tests please download the presentations and leaflets below:
Key Stage 1 (Year 2)
Teachers assess children throughout the month of May.
Key Stage 2 (Year 6)
Year 6 are due to sit their SATs week commencing 8th May 2023.
Tuesday 9th May: Punctuation, Grammar and Spelling
Wednesday 10th May: Reading
Thursday 11th May: Maths Paper 1 and 2
Friday 12th May: Maths Paper 3
Year 4 Multiplication Check
Multiplication check measures how well children know their times tables up to 12 x 12. Children sit an online test, which measure their accuracy – it is quite fast, so speedy knowledge recall is really important. In 2023, teachers must administer the test in a 3 week period from Monday 3rd June.