In 2014, the government introduced a new National Curriculum. The old system of levels was also withdrawn. Schools are now expected to devise their own internal assessment systems; however, there are still statutory assessments at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and the end of Key Stage 2, in addition to a Phonics screening assessment at the end of Year 1.

At Midsomer Norton Primary School, we use assessment to:

  • Make judgments on a child's current attainment
  • Keep parents informed of their child's progress
  • And, most importantly, to identify the next step in a child's learning

Although for internal tracking we make summative 'teacher assessments', we do not tell a child their 'level'. At parent's evenings and in school reports we inform parents/carers whether their child is on track to meet the end of year expectations, is working on the year group expectations but is unlikely to fully meet the expectations or whether their child is working below the year group expectations.

For a fuller understanding of assessment please download our school assessment policy in the Policies section.

Year 6 SATs Results

We are exceptionally pleased with every single one of our children who tried their very best on the day and throughout the year.

We are delighted to announce some of our best ever results (which are significantly higher than those achieved nationally):

Reading: 90% (National: 74%)

Writing: 86% (National: 69%)

Maths: 84% (National: 71%)

All three subjects combined: 80% (National: 59%)

This is testament to the hard work of the children, all the staff who have worked with them over the years, and grown-ups at home. After the disruption caused by pandemic these results really are remarkable. A HUGE well done to all!