Our Approach to Assessment

In September 2015, we introduced a new system for assessment. As part of the Government’s changes to education, it is now up to individual schools to develop an approach to measure and track children’s attainment and progress against the new National Curriculum. We have worked closely with our Federation partner, Gordonbrock – and a number of other schools – to develop an approach, which we feel is most effective in assessing against the new curriculum.

Throughout the year, your child’s attainment will be judged against the criteria set out in the year group-equivalent Standard. This on-going judgement will identify what children have achieved and what they need to do next. In addition to this, the children in Year 2 to 6 will sit in-house assessments in reading, writing, GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and mathematics towards the end of each term. The outcomes of these assessments will be reported to you at the start of the following term on their Achievement Ladder.

Click here to view our presentation which provides a brief outline to the Standards system we have developed.

To support you with our new approach to assessment we have developed a Frequently Asked Questions section.


Documents below detail expectations in each subject for each year group.