Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning and is a process teachers carry out in every lesson they teach to inform the next steps for the children’s learning and development. Schools are required to assess the children formally at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the end of Key Stage 1 (KS1) and the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). Other statutory assessments take place in Year 1 with the Phonics Screening Check which assesses the children’s ability to decode real and non-real words and in Year 4 with the Multiplication check.
At the end of each key stage, teachers are required to undertake both formal and informal assessments of the progress made by pupils. The informal testing is known as teacher assessment and is an important part of the process because it uses judgements made from on-going assessments, taken over the whole academic year. Teachers make informal assessments every time they teach a class, and they will use these judgements to plan what the children need to learn next. The formal tests are knows as Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) which are produced nationally and are taken by all children in the country at the end of KS1 and KS2.
Please click here to view Skelton Primary School outcomes for the end of each key stage for 2019.
The Department for Education (DfE) produce Performance Tables which give information on the achievements of pupils in primary, secondary and 16-18 provision in schools and colleges, and how they compare with other schools in the Local Authority (LA) area and in England as a whole.
Detailed information and guidance on the various aspects of the tables can be found on the DfE website.
For information on our recent performance, please click on the link below:
Skelton Primary School Performance Table
The school converted to academy status on 30 June 2019. This site gives the most up to date links for the school, and access to pre-academy information.