Assessment, including SATs (Standard Assessment Tests)

Assessment at the beginning of children's time in school is through the 'engagement model' (click for a parent's guide to this).

There are tests at the end of key stages 1 and 2 (click for the Department for Education's guide for parents).

There is a Phonics Screening Check for children in Year 1, which is repeated in Year 2 for those children who do not meet the standard in Year 1.  For an old, but still relevant, guide for parents to phonics and the check, click here.

There is a Multiplication Tables Check for children in Year 4, for which there is also a parent's guide.