The National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2, and the way in which it is assessed was  completely overhauled last year. New programmes of study have been implemented for children in years 1 to 6.

Reception children are still assessed against the same criteria, reflected in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

In all other year groups, National Curriculum levels were removed as assessment tools and measures, with schools being given the freedom to devise their own processes to assess children against new, higher expectations for each year group. The government has set new targets for primary schools to build up to at least 85% of children achieving this heightened attainment expectation by the time they leave in Y6.

Each child’s current attainment against the new, more demanding curriculum requirement for their year group will be assessed in reading, writing, GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) and mathematics each term. Attainment is assessed as below expected, expected (meeting) or greater depth (fully meeting and applying) the new year group expectations.  

The assessment processes we have developed will allow us to update you on your child’s progress against these expectations, through termly reports and consultations. 

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