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Tests and assessments

EYFS Baseline Assessment

The children will be assessed during their first six weeks in school. They will be asked a series of questions linked to literacy and maths. These results are not published, but are used to measure progress from starting school to finishing in year 6.  

EYFS profile

At the end of the year, the children are assessed against a set of criteria known as the Early Learning Goals (ELG). The Early years staff will use their knowledge of the children to identify which ELG's have been met or that the children are working towards. These results are shared with parents and year 1 teachers at the end of the year.

Year 1 phonics screening check

The check will take place in June when your child will read 40 words out loud to a teacher. You’ll find out how your child did, and their teacher will assess whether he or she needs extra help with reading. If your child doesn’t do well enough in the check they’ll have to do it again in Year 2.

Key stage 1

Key stage 1 tests cover:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • maths

Your child will take the tests in May. You can ask the school for the test results.

You’ll be sent the results of your child’s teacher assessments automatically.

Key stage 2

Your child will take national tests in May when they reach the end of key stage 2. These test your child’s skills in:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • maths

The tests last less than 4 hours. Results are published in July.

The school will send you the results of your child’s tests and teacher assessments.