Children are assessed on entry using formal written assessments. Thereafter, learning is assessed through written tests as well as on-going teacher assessment using work in pupils’ books, contributions to class discussions and pupil participation in lessons.
More information is available in our Assessment Policy Sep 15.
Children are given a band to indicate how well they are doing compared with their age.
Where B = beginning, W = working within and S = secure.
Age-related Performance Descriptors
Band 3 Assessment Grid
Band 4 Assessment Grid
Band 5 Assessment Grid
Band 6 Assessment Grid
Reading Assessment Band 3 and 4
Reading Assessment Band 5 and 6
Writing banding assessment Year 3
Writing banding assessment Year 4
Writing banding assessment Year 5
Year 6 End Of KS2 Writing
At the end of the year, parents receive their child’s report which contains assessment data for every subject based upon the performance descriptors for their age:
Reports Y3 banding
Reports Y4 banding
Reports Y5 banding
Reports Y6 banding
At parents evenings during the year, teachers will inform parents whether or not their child is reaching age-related expectations. For some children, booster session or 1:1 tuition may be necessary to help them catch-up.