Primary Tests & Assessments

Year 1 – Phonics Screening Check

The check takes place in June and each child will read 40 words out loud to a teacher.  Within the 40 words there will be a mix of real words and pseudo (nonsense) words – 20 of each. 

For a child to pass their phonics screening test they must score at or above the threshold mark – which was set at 32 for 2018.  Therefore any child scoring 32 or more passed the phonics screening check.

Any child that does not pass the check in Year 1 is retested in Year 2.

Key Stage 1

At the end of Year 2, children will sit SATs tests for:

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling (optional)

Results are given as a scaled score ranging from 85 to 115.

  • Score of 99 or below means a child may need more support to help them to reach the expected standard
  • Score of 100 means the child is working at the expected standard
  • Score above 100 means the child is working above the expected standard

School will provide parents and carers with a report with teacher assessments in:

SubjectJudgement given as:
Reading
  • Working towards the expected standard
  • Working at the expected standard
  • Working at greater depth within the expected standard
​ ​
Writing
Maths
Science
  • Working at the expected standard

 

Key Stage 2

At the end of Year 6, children will sit SATs tests in:

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling

The tests take place in May and results are released in July as scaled scores ranging from 80 to 120.

  • Score of 99 or below means a child may need more support to help them to reach the expected standard
  • Score of 100 means the child is working at the expected standard
  • Score above 100 means the child is working above the expected standard

School will provide parents and carers a report with the results from the tests as well as teacher assessments in:

SubjectJudgement given as:
Writing
  • Working towards the expected standard
  • Working at the expected standard
  • Working at greater depth within the expected standard
Reading
  • Not met expected standard
  • Working at expected standard
​ ​
Maths
Science

 

For any child that is not at the expected standard, it allows the school to identify where extra support is needed to help that child to achieve the expected standard.