Your child will take SAT (Standard Assessment Tests) twice during their school career.
The first time is in Key Stage 1, when they will have tests in Year 2, at the end of infants (aged 7). They won’t sit formal tests but will be assessed by the class teacher in reading, writing (spelling and handwriting), maths (number, shape, space, measurement) and science. Your child’s teacher will set short pieces of work in English and maths to judge what level of ability your child is considered to be at.
In Years 3, 4 and 5 some schools test end-of-year progress by using tests known as optional SATs. The results won't be nationally recorded, but optional SATs help teachers assess children's progress and are used to help children get used to working in exam conditions.
The next time your child will take SATs will be in Key Stage 2 in year 6, aged 11. More formal than Key Stage 1, these written tests (in Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG), Maths and Reading) are 40 -60 minutes long (depending on the paper) and can be quite daunting for this age group. The papers are sent away for marking and the results are known before children leave primary school in July. Writing and Science are both assessed over the year by the class teacher using the criteria given to all schools.
DfE Performance Data:
The Department for Education provide a comparison website for schools and Colleges in England. Our Academy performance can be viewed on this site and compared with other schools.
Click on th elog below to go the the Gov.UK DfE Performance data website (the site will open in a new window).