Your child’s learning and development are closely monitored by a range of teaching and support staff throughout their life at the Academy. We do this to ensure they’re working at the expected level for their age and that their understanding and attainment of the curriculum is constantly improving.
As your child progresses through their primary education they will be required to take 2 SATs (Standard Attainment Tests), once at the end of Year 2 and once at the end of Year 6. These aren’t pass or fail examinations, instead, their aim is to test the current attainment level your child is working to along with the effectiveness of the teaching your child receives.
Year 2 SATs
Your child’s first SAT will take place in May at end of Year 2. Teachers aim to keep this test as informal as possible to help reduce stress and anxiety for the children. Your child will be tested on English (reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar) and Mathematics and this will usually take place in the classroom.
Year 6 SATs
The next official testing your child will complete is the SAT in May at the end of Year 6. This test is more formal and usually takes place in the Hall. Your child will have 45 minutes to complete the test which will include questions on core subject areas including English, Mathematics and Science. The Year 6 SATs papers are marked externally and you’ll learn the results of the test before your child leaves the Academy in July.
Key Stage 2 Examination Results
|Reading: Achieved Standard||78%||75%|
|Reading: Greater Depth||22%||35%|
|Writing: Achieved Standard||90%||85%|
|Writing: Greater Depth||16%||17%|
|Maths: Achieved Standard||74%||82%|
|Maths: Greater Depth||18%||30%|
|SPAG: Achieved Standard||88%||82%|
|SPAG: Greater Depth||30%||47%|
|English: Progress in Reading||-0.8||0.5|
|English: Progress in Writing||0.5||1.2|
|Combined Maths & English||70%||73%|
|Combined Greater Depth||12%||15%|