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St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith


At St Swithun's assessment is completed in multiple ways using both formative and summative approaches. This allows us to monitor the children on a daily basis as well as at the end of each term and end of year.


What testing takes place at our school?


  • The children will continue to take the Statutory Assessment Tests and Tasks at the end of Year 2 (KS1) and Year 6 (KS2) as a measure against the national benchmark.
  • These tests will be in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.
  • Writing will continue to be assessed against a range of writing that the children produce over time. This is completed though moderations within school and across our cluster schools.
  • KS1 SATs will continue to be marked internally (by our KS1 team).
  • KS2 SATs will continue to be marked externally.
  • The Phonics Test at the end of Year 1 also remains.
  • Year 4 Times Table Government test completed in the Summer Term.

What are we doing at St Swithun's


  • Your child’s attainment is presented using the terms ‘working at expectation’ ‘working above expectation’, ‘towards expectation' and 'below expectation’.
  • We will share with you in which areas your child is performing at, above and below age-related expectations. Your child’s attainment may vary across areas, for example in English they may be working at expectation in composition but below expectation in spelling.
  • We use Key Learning Indicators of Progress (KLIPs) in Reading and Writing. These outline the expectations for your child in each year of school.
  • We use Key Learning & Progression statements to assess learning in the wider curriculum subjects
  • We will continue to report on your child’s progress through Parent Consultation evenings and End of Year Reports