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Welcome to our Assessment page!

I am Mrs Ward and I am the Assessment Lead in school.

I hope you find this page useful and a good source of information regarding what assessment looks like at Dane Royd.


Academic Year 2023-2024

Reception Baseline Assessment
Schools must complete the reception baseline assessment for each child in the first 6 weeks after they enter reception.

KS1 optional tests
It is recommended that the optional key stage 1 tests are administered during May 2024.

The statutory key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 13 May to Thursday 16 May 2024:

Monday 13 May 2024    English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 14 May 2024    English reading
Wednesday 15 May 2024    Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 16 May 2024    Mathematics paper 3

LKS2 Multiplication Tables Check
Schools must administer the multiplication tables check within the 2-week period from Monday 3 June 2024.

KS1 Phonics Screening Check
Schools must administer the phonics screening check within the 1-week period from Monday 10 June 2024.

Early Years

Children in UFS will take a baseline assessment. This focuses on maths, language, communication and literacy.


The results will be used as the starting point to assess how much progress schools are making with their pupils. Results for individual children or schools are not published. 

Key Stage One

Children in Year 1 will take a phonics screen to check their ability to decode words. 


Children in Year 2 will take optional tests to measure their attainment and progress. 2022/23 was the last year of statutory assessment at the end of KS1.

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Lower Key Stage Two

Children in Year 4 will take an online multiplication tables check. This tests recall of times tables up to 12. 

Upper Key Stage Two

Children in Year 6 will complete SATs. These are statutory assessments of primary pupils’ progress and attainment.

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These tests are more formal and school-level results are normally published in national performance tables allowing for comparison with other schools. These are often known as league tables.

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Engagement Model

The engagement model is a teacher assessment tool to help schools support pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and not engaged in subject-specific study.


Your child may be assessed using the engagement model if they have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Progress Measures

Progress measures provide parents with information to help them understand how their school is performing.

National Curriculum
Assessment Policy
How will school let me know how my child is doing?


Consultation Evening - Oct 25th and 26th
Steps to Success - Dec 20th


Consultation Evening & Steps to Success - Mar 20th and 21st


End of Year Reports - Jul 15th

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