Key Stage Assessments

Key Stage 1

By the end of Key Stage 1, during the summer term, children in Year 2 will be assessed by class teachers in the following areas:

  • English reading, writing, and speaking and listening;

  • Mathematics; and

  • Science

These teacher assessments, informed by a range of standardised tasks and tests, are then given to parents together with their child's end of year report.

All children in Year 1 must take the phonics screening check, which is designed to confirm whether children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify the children who need extra help to improve their decoding skills. Children in Year 2 must retake the check if they did not meet the required standard in Year 1. However, it is possible to withdraw children from the check if the Headteacher feels it is appropriate to do so.


Key Stage 2

All schools are required to administer the following level tests in Year 6 (commonly referred to as SATs):

  • English reading

  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling

  • Mathematics

The SATs have to be marked externally, and the results of the tests will be made available to parents once they have been released to the school.  Pupils are also teacher assessed in English writing, based on classwork completed throughout the year.


A DfE parents guide to the Key Stage 1 and 2 tests can be found here


To see an overview of our Key Stage 2 SATs results, visit our Performance Data & Results page.