Honest Positive Determined Respectful


Children are assessed on entry using EYFS baseline assessments. As children progress through the school, learning is continually assessed through a combination of work in pupils’ books, contributions to class discussions, pupil participation in lessons and more formal written tests.

More information is available in our Assessment-Policy-Jan19.

From year 1, children are given a band to indicate how well they are doing compared with their age, based upon the National Curriculum.

Year 6
Band 6
Year 5
Band 5
Year 4
Band 4
Year 3
Band 3
Year 2
Band 2
Year 1
Band 1

Where B = beginning, W = working within and S = secure.

Age-related Performance Descriptors


Band 2 Assessment Grid
Band 3 Assessment Grid
Band 4 Assessment Grid
Band 5 Assessment Grid
Band 6 Assessment Grid



Reading Assessment Band 1
Reading Assessment Band 2
Reading Assessment Band 3 and 4
Reading Assessment Band 5 and 6


Writing banding assessment Year 1
Writing banding Assessment Year 2
Writing banding assessment Year 3
Writing banding assessment Year 4
Writing banding assessment Year 5
Year 6 End Of KS2 Writing


Band 1 Science
Band 2 Science
Band 4 Science
Band 5 Science
Band 6 Science
Science mixed

Foundation subjects
Foundation Art, DT, Geog, Hist, Music
Foundation PE, MFL, RE


At the end of the year, parents receive their child’s report which contains assessment data for every subject based upon the performance descriptors for their age.

At parents evenings during the year, teachers will inform parents whether or not their child is reaching age-related expectations. For some children, booster sessions or 1:1 tuition may be necessary to help them catch-up.