Our teachers use assessment results and information from each child's feeder school when they join us, alongside their own assessments to provide a baseline from which to plan work for your child when they start school. Informal assessment is an integral part of every lesson when teachers are working with the children to ascertain their understanding of a subject, planning is then altered and updated accordingly to ensure that each child has an achievable challenge to suit their ability. At regular periods throughout the academic year specific activities are designed to assess particular aspects of the curriculum.
We even assess our teachers through regular lesson observations and monitoring children's books by the headteacher, an additional dedicated member of staff, as well as external assessors from County to ensure that our teaching remains at a very high standard.
Children are assessed in Year 2 and 6 in accordance with the legal requirements of the National Curriculum, using standard tests (SATs). Detailed records are kept to monitor every child's progress through the school and to help us ensure that every child achieves their best.
As a Buckinghamshire school, it is also possible for your child to sit the 11+ test in Year 6, to assess their eligibility for grammar school.