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Statutory Assessment Information.

All schools across the country are required to complete statutory assessments in different year groups, which are used to assess the learning of the children at different points and then used to guide future teaching.

Below is some information regarding the different assessments that take place throughout school. If you require any further information regarding any of these, please speak to your child’s teacher.

Year 1

In June, the Year 1 children will take part in the Phonics Screening Check (PSC), in which children are assessed on their ability to use their phonics knowledge to read a combination of 40 real and made-up words. The assessment is administered on a 1:1 basis with a familiar adult. Results of the assessment will be given to parents in their child’s end of year report.

Phonics Screening Check – Information for Parents

Year 2

From September 2023, Key Stage 1 assessments are no longer statutory.

Year 4

In June, all Year 4 children are to complete a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided. These assessments are administered between Monday 3rd June to Friday 14th June. Results of the assessment will be given to parents in their child’s end of year report.

Multiplication Check – Information for Parents

Year 6

This year, the Key Stage Two Assessments will take place from Monday 13th May 2024 – Thursday 16th May 2024.

  • Monday 13th May 2024 – Spelling and Grammar
  • Tuesday 14th May 2024 – Reading
  • Wednesday 15th May 2024 – Maths Arithmetic and Reasoning Paper 1
  • Thursday 16th May 2024 – Maths Reasoning Paper 2

Writing is assessed using the KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Framework. Results of the assessments will be given to parents in their child’s end of year report.

Please see a copy of the Year 6 SATs Information

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