Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


The school has clear assessment procedures for all children in each subject area. A key part of our assessment is that parents are kept informed of their children’s progress.

OASP staff believe that the primary purpose of assessment is to enhance learning.  Teacher feedback, goal setting, use of exemplars, moderation (assessments and work samples) and transition of student information between staff are non-negotiable aspects of how we assess.  Assessment information is used to determine classroom learning and teaching programs for individuals, identified groups (differentiation) and the whole class.  Defined targets collaboratively developed by staff provide explicit areas of focus to ensure value is added to each child’s achievement in any one year. 

Statutory Tests and Assessments

Year 1 phonics screening check 
This check takes place in June when your child will read 40 'alien' and 'real' words out loud to a teacher. You’ll receive a report on how your child did, and their teacher will talk to you if he or she needs extra help with reading. If your child doesn’t do well in the check it will be repeated in Year 2. 

End of Key stage 1 
From 2024 Key stage 1 tasks and tests are no longer mandatory.

Year 4 Multiplication Check 
All state-funded maintained schools and academies (including free schools) in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils. 
The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.
The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

Parents Guide to Multiplication Tables Check

End of Key stage 2 
Key stage 2 tests cover:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Mathematics - arithmetic and reasoning

Key Stage 2 teacher assessment covers:

  • English writing
  • Science

The tests are taken in mid-May. Your child’s teacher will also use the child’s work (including spoken work and homework) to work out what level your child is at in English writing, speaking and listening and science. When your child reaches the end of key stage 2 the teacher will report on your child’s progress in English, Maths and Science including results from National Curriculum tests.

The DfE has produced an information leaflet for Parents  - click here to view

KS2 Test Dates 2024



Monday 13th May 2024

Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 1, short answer questions.

Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 2, spelling.

Tuesday 14th May 2024

Key stage 2 English reading test, reading booklet and associated answer booklet.

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Key stage 2 Mathematics, Paper 1 arithmetic test.
Key stage 2 Mathematics, Paper 2 reasoning.

Thursday 16th May 2024

Key stage 2 Mathematics, Paper 3, reasoning

Week commencing Monday 3rd June 2024
Year 4 Multiplication Check