At the end of each Key Stage, children undertake tests and assessment tasks to support judgements against a national standard or expectation. These results are used to inform teachers of the strengths and areas for development for your child as they move into the next Key Stage.
At the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception year when they are 5 years old) the EYFS Profile is completed. At the end of KS1 (Year 2 when they are 7 years old) children sit Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) and complete assessment tasks. A judgement is made by their class teacher based on the test results and other in class work. At the end of KS2 (Year 6 when they are 11 years old), children sit SATs papers in May. These are externally marked and results are shared with parents in July.