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.
Early Years Foundation Stage
In EYFS there is statutory assessment at the end of the children's Reception year against the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile statements. Children are expected to achieve a good level of development and we use Development Matters to support our assessments of the children.
Key Stage One
At the end of Year 1, there is one statutory assessment:
- The Phonics Screening (also taken by Year 2 if applicable)
At the end of Key Stage 1, in Year 2, statutory assessments are administered in:
- Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (this is optional)
We hold parent workshops to share information about the Phonics Screening and end of Key Stage 1 assessments.
Key Stage 2
At the end of Key Stage 2, in Year 6, statutory assessments are administered in:
- Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
We hold parent workshops to share information about the Standard Assessment Tests at the end of Key Stage 2.
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: