Teaching staff are always carefully assessing what children can do and understand in order to carefully plan next steps in their learning. This is an ongoing process, but there are also some key points of statutory assessment in school. These are specific points where assessment information is gathered and submitted to the Local Authority and Department for Education to confirm the attainment of each child in school.
In Key Stage 1, there are two statutory assessments:
- The Phonics Screening at the end of Year 1 (and 2 if applicable)
- The end of Key Stage 1 assessments which take place at the end of Year 2.
We held parent workshops to share information about the Phonics Screening and the end of Key Stage 1 assessments. Here is the information we shared in case you would like a refresher or were unable to attend.
In Key Stage 2 we have
- The end of Key Stage 2 statutory assessments which take place in May each year
If you have any questions, please ask your class teacher.
Also, the Department for Education have a useful website for parents and carers of children who are in statutory assessment year groups in school. Here is a link to this information: Please note this is for the 2017 tests. A guide to 2018 tests will be added once published.