At Abbott we have developed our own assessment procedures, in line with the National Curriculum and expected national standards by the end of each Key stage.

How are children assessed?

We complete half-termly Teacher Assessments in all subjects, using our knoweldge-based planning and assessment documents. Children are assessed against the relevant subject-specific year group objectives. Years 2-6 will complete formal tests in Reading and Maths, during the Autumn and Summer term.  This is used to inform ongoing teacher assessments.   

Pupil Feedback

Our Feedback policy ensures that children's work is assessed regularly and that they are then given the opportunity to improve or correct their work, or challenge themselves further, to ensure progression in all subjects.  

National tests and assessments

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 does not 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. You’ll get the results in July.

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